Saturday, January 06, 2007
Trail fun with the boy at dusk
Ahhh! So I went up the mountain to try some of the easier trails. I was amazed at how fast my heart was beating going up. Am I THAT outa shape? Was it the slight altitude change? Would I really be able to feel a difference in altitude of 2000 feet? Perhaps a little of both. It's been since June 2005 since I've been up the mountain, with only one lame attempt to in September 2006 which didn't work too well.
It had been so long that I barely recalled the trails. Good thing Steely's been up there with David every weekend. I just let him show me the way.
Poor boy, though, he'd run ahead and then turn around and either wait for me or run back to me and off again, as if to say "hurry up, slowpoke!." And he did this, hmm, about 100 times in one 6 mile run (for me)! He's obviously used to running with David who is faster on the trails. Still, we both got in a good workout.
Both my knees and ankles are a little sore because I'm not used to the uneven terrain. Overall, I feel very good about going outside my head mentally and beyond the paved roads physically. I've already learned my lesson about patience, so don't worry about me doing anything more than "a little at a time."
Oh, and for the Barkley, I will wear my ASO's on BOTH ankles for sure!