You may remember my 5 challenges for 2014. Well, I completed the first one.
Challenge number one was to complete 26 miles in January. In fact, I am up to 34.4 miles and this is how I got there:
Track training and long Saturday runs with my Team in Training buddies. A weekend ago we ran on the trail to Lexington Reservoir and were greeted with this beautiful view:
My running buddy and I grabbed some water and GU (peanut butter) and headed back, but not before we took a “turn-around” photo:
Yes, as you can see from the gloves and headband it wasn’t quite super hot, but actually pretty perfect for running.
This past weekend, my team went for another long run and I ended up running 9.4 miles and passing the 26-mile challenge with another running buddy:
We just love those picture at the “turn-around” point. Selfies are totally acceptable while running, right??
Now we do have some great coaches who know our needs and mark the trail: