Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oh Ogden How I Will Miss Thee

12 miles through Ogden.  

Started at Manda's weaved our way until we were at the trailhead, took a nice detour through the trails (which, btw, Erin they have totally ruined! a pipe broke and they had to tear down a bunch of's sad...)... trails that Amanda BIFFED it on (who says I'm the only clumsy one?)... then headed down through our favorite "pretty houses" stretch.  Ahhhh one day Marilyn Drive we WILL live on you.  We will make it happen.  It's totally on my vision board... so it's gonna happen, right?  

After that we ended up snaking down to the parkway and enjoying a misery free run down the parkway taking time to reminisce about how many times we've run the parkway... which ones we'd like to forget (like ummm the PAIN of being at 24 miles? ow ow ow) and the times we love.The only thing that would have made it better was if you were with us Erin. Oh what a great long run it was.  We felt great, we were happy, and we desperately tried not to focus on the fact that this run--this long run--was the last double digit run we'd be doing together before I moved.  Sniff. Sniff.  37 days, friends, wow.  Soooo wierd.

The weekend couldn't have gotten better... oh but. it. did.  Amanda and I volunteered for the Ogden Marathon (since umm we didn't register before it was sold out..whoops) it was a HOOT.  Oh my goodness.  LOVED it.  Amanda has all the pictures so I'll let her tell you the stories.  But I can't begin to express to you how wonderful it was.  What a great way to say goodbye to the Ogden course.  Woo hooooooo!!!!  Yay for Ogden, yay for awesome running friends, yay for rockin long runs and fantabulous memories. 

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Running in the Rain

I'm glad we got another long run in the rain in before I moved. Something about finishing a long run completely drenched makes me fantastically happy.  Loved it.  8 miles never felt so short...okay except maybe when we were running up the crazy long hill... but we ran the entire thing! (Erin you'd be so proud of us little hill runners)  Glad to be back training, glad to feel the burn in my legs and glad to have a free therapist.  :)