I got in 32 miles last week. 10 of those were miserable miles too early in the morning before work. (I'd like to thank Dr. Pepper for helping get me through that morning.) The other 22 miles were INCREDIBLE miles on some INCREDIBLE trails.
Earlier in the week I enjoyed 12 miles of pure bliss which started on the Prospector Trail. The autumn leaves are just about done for the year but there were still enough to make the trees glow with yellows, reds, and oranges.
It wasn't just the trees that were beautiful. These yellow flowers have popped up everywhere.
I explored some areas I've never been to before including this new (to me) trail called White Reef. In the distance I saw this awesome patch of yellow trees that stood out among the green, white, blue, and red. Seeing that variety of color in one place was just so pretty.
This was a great place to get in some fairly easy miles. Without a doubt my running shoes will make it back to White Reef soon.
Thursday night I was honored to give a presentation at St. George Running Center called Intro to Trail and Ultra Running. I had so much fun hanging out with this group of runners who were interested this this stuff.
On Saturday I ran 10 miles in Warner Valley. Words can't describe how much I love it out in this area. It's one of the places that grew my love of trail running. It's so isolated and quiet and beautiful. It feels like home. I've seen countless amazing sunrises out here with yet another on this run.
It was such a great sunrise that I felt justified in getting a second jumping picture for the week.
A few miles in I passed a pretty big herd of cattle. They wanted nothing to do with me and ran away. Except for this one that gave me the stink eye for a minute before trotting away. If I was missing one horn, and my other horn looked so silly, I'd probably have a bad attitude too.
I found this rock for Mel. Here is a heart of stone. Literally.
We are less than a month away from the Baker's Dozen Half Marathon on December 14th. If you like running, laughing, and cupcakes this is the race for you. I've still got a few spots opened, you can click HERE for more info if you're interested. I can't wait.