1) My charming Justin Timberlake-like personality
2) My Will Smith-like charisma
3) My Arnold Schwarzenegger-like muscles
But.......I'm not quite the womanizer you might think.
Okay, we're all adults. Let's be honest with each other. I
1) Have the physique of Kermit the Frog
2) Have a pasty white complexion like chalk
3) Have the nerdy personality of Urkel. (Did I do thaaaat?)
Needless to say, I've only been on a few first dates in my life. Thankfully one of those suckers agreed to marry me. But on Saturday I went on another First Date. It was a running date with some other trail runners. These are some other local runners: Tiana, Jen, Kim, and Jesse. Oh, and some nerdy white boy that looks like Kermit the Frog.
First trail dates can be nerve wracking. "Am I going to get that crusty salt around my nose and not realize it?" "Are we going to come across a rattle snake and I will involuntarily scream like a girl?" "Is someone going to accidentally let out a little trail toot?" (Don't worry, if that happens when you're running with me I'll just ignore it.)
We met together to run the Prospector and Church Rocks trails. These are a few of my favorites. We were treated to an awesome sunrise.
All sarcasm aside, I actually do get nervous sometimes to run with others because I worry that I won't be able to keep up. Things were fine on this run though. I got a kick out of hearing about Jesse running his first 50 miler lately.
We did in fact come across a rattle snake. Fortunately for the rest of the group they didn't get to hear my involuntary girl scream because the snake was dead.
I was so, so thankful to even be out running. My legs have recovered very quickly from the 100 mile race last weekend. This has probably been the quickest recovery I've had. That makes me happy.
I decided that I'd run 9 miles. They were going a bit farther so I turned around and headed back on my own after a quick picture.
Some recent rain in the area has made the wildflowers burst with color. They were huge and just beautiful.
Here is a wider angle view of some of the trail. If you look closely you can seen some mountain bikers down below.
It seemed appropriate to wrap up the little shindig with a jump.
I have a hunch I'll be going out on a second date with these guys again soon.