It’s hot as heck out there, Casper. But unless you have been living under a rock, you already know that. Our best advice for the next few days: get as close to the water as you can. Luckily you have options... the river, the splash pad, ponds, creeks and the falls all await you! (Now that we think of it, under a rock might be one of the coolest places to be this week 🤔) #5150Local
My playground this weekend! Fremont Canyon is an awesome spot for climbing, rafting, biking, you name it! Happy Birthday to @ticket_stubbs who found this spot and took us out there to enjoy it. Cheers to new friends and great experiences!
Warning, Warning....another long post about running. So I finally did my first real challenging trail race, Into the Woods 28.8K. And I am learning more and more about endurance runs AND myself. It isn’t just a physical challenge such a mental challenge. There were 2 start times and I trusted the friend I was doing the race with that we were fast enough for the 2nd heat, the faster heat. I was a little nervous with my lack of experience but he knows running. About 2 miles into the race I was questioning if he really knew....I was already power walking. And there was more walking, and when I say walking I mean hiking. Almost half the race I was walking! My watch would auto pause when I walked so I didn’t know my mileage or pace or overall time....so I just started doubting myself. On these races you don’t see a lot of people...so I followed the man in the yellow shirt. Just keep that yellow shirt in your site so you are not alone I would tell myself. And I kept questioning if this was really my thing, like I thought...if I am struggling with 18 miles how can I do 50??? I couldn’t pick up my pace because when I did my stomach cramped up, and I couldn’t blast the downhills like I usually do to make up time because they were just to steep and technical and I was just a hot mess! And I dragged in the last mile and thought, time to re-evaluate, maybe I don’t belong in the trail running world. I was excited to hear my running buddy did amazing, he killed the course while the course killed me! But he said we should check the results to see if either of us placed in our age groups (meaning him, because I know I couldn’t have). And would you believe it....I got 1st in age group and 4th overall Female! Back to that whole “perspective” word! I felt slow because I am used to rocking flat fast courses....this whole trail running is new territory and I need to readjust my thinking! I realized I do belong! I need to trust the process and realize I am right where I am supposed to be. #intothewildtrailrun#trailrunning#fremontcanyon