Saturday, December 31, 2011

Chapter 2 page 507–TR 183 HUZZAH with photos

After procrastinating until 1:00 p.m. (SIGH!) and reading blog comments and getting a text of encouragement from Healthy Strides I left my house to drive to a nearby nature trail where I had planned to do 5.5 miles and maybe if everything went well maybe 6.5 to push me OVER the 600 mark.

Unlike the run I did on Thursday where I had nothing but an ipod, today I had EVERTHING!  I had my watch, my interval timer, my ipod, AND my beagle (Pacer). 


We set out on a 5.3 mile nature trail and knew that it would be MUDDY given ALL the rain we’ve had and the unseasonably warm temps (43*).  Remember the HUFF from 2 weeks ago?  Well it wasn’t THAT severe, but it was muddy and wet!  Enjoy the pictures. . .




At this park there is a bison enclosure.  Left is a picture of the new fence, but the incredible mud that I had to run through.  Next up are some photos of the bison . . . and Pacer’s less than happy reaction toward them!



Can you see the hair standing straight up along her spine?  She snorted and I feared she would bark and then I wasn’t sure what the bison would do (the bison was only about 3’ away from us).


It wasn’t all muddy (well, yes it was), there were some beautiful spots  as well . . .


In the end, Pacer and I went 6.5 miles in about 1:40 and had a BLAST! 

We were both VERY MUDDY!



When we got home, it was baths for both of us (separately, of course).  We started with Pacer  . . . she LOVES baths! 


I showed my husband the pictures from the path and he said, “You went through that?!?!”  I said “yes” and he replied, “You’re becoming a hard core trail runner!”  YES.I.AM. . . and I’m loving it! 


  1. Awesome Job - looks like a fun run! I am so happy that I got to meet you this year! Enjoy your New Years Eve, looking forward to seeing you at the banquet!

  2. Sounds like a great way to end the year!!!

  3. 600 MILES - way to go!! What's with seeing a bison on your run - that's crazy. Happy new year lovely lady - I hope it is good for you all xxx