Monday, June 30, 2008
Big horns and beach cruisin'
Ok, so I'm a little late in posting about my most recent adventure. Hope it's not too late because I want to say that the Bighorn Trail runs two weekends ago were simply spectacular. I'm going to save on the verbiage and send you directly to my picture book story HERE if you are interested. It was a laid back very nice run for me. I finished feeling strong and my recovery is full.
Secondly, as you all know by now, the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run was canceled due to fire and smoke conditions. I was going to be there to pace my friend Shannon. I feel bad for her and all the runners that trained for and dreamed about the race. We know it was the right decision though. I have great respect and admiration for the Western States Board, how fair they have been, and how they did such a great job in making a fun weekend out of an unavoidable circumstance.
On a final note, I KNOW I should be running more (I have some serious training to do -- more on that later) BUT I just LOVE the bike! I love it so much, I couldn't pass up this beautiful Red Betty. She rides so smooth and easy and her 3 speeds are all I need to cruise around town...or the beach. Sometimes I can get going so fast that the tassels actually blow in the wind. :)
So, after some Red Betty attention, I got on my road bike for a nice beginning of the summer 50k tune-up in central WA by the Yakima River. Gosh, I forgot how much I love the bike! Did I mention that already? Next up, some real training (running) and a century ride on the weekend.