Week 16 training. We are now in the month that precedes the month in which I will run my ill-conceived 100 K. Highlights of the week included spending time with family and driving to the magical land of 14ers. The crappiest part of the training week was a long run attempt in 90+ degree heat and semi-failing. Twice!
Week 15 training complete. My “worst” week of training so far (aka, not much running) – but half the week was spent in Utah (hooray!) and two days were spent flying home and participating in my best friend’s wedding (hooray!). Lots of fun stuff this month, it’s been a blur.
Week 14 training complete – 46 miles total. Including a 20 mile trail long run and a trip to Utah for the holiday weekend!
Week 12 training was a pull back week! I like those. A trail run, a trip home to the DC area, my friend’s bridal shower, and a visit to my mom’s new home. And 28 miles for the week.
A whirlwind 72 hours in New Orleans for my friend’s bachelorette party. Highlights include beignets, a swamp tour, jazz everywhere, and the ridiculousness of Bourbon Street.
Week 10 of training complete – 32 miles and a long weekend in New Orleans!!
No Man’s canyon was fun with lots of high stemming over water, 10+ foot drops requiring teamwork and a RIDICULOUSLY FUN 150 ft overhanging rappel finale.
Last week’s training culminated in a 13 mile long run AND a glorious five day trip to the desert! I’m a lucky lady.
The highlight of our trip to Sedona, after the fantastic car camping, was a hike up Bear Mountain. Bear Mountain is located in the Red Rock – Secret Mountain Wilderness of Sedona and ascending it is a challenging half-day hike. It is one of the area’s highest accessible points with amazing views of Fay Canyon, Boynton Canyon, the San Francisco Peaks, and colorful desert as far as the eye can see.
Part 1 of our trip to Sedona, Arizona in February 2017. We enjoyed free camping area along FR 525, west of Sedona. It is convenient to many of Sedona’s well-known hikes, including Boynton Canyon, Bear Mountain, Fay Canyon, and Doe Mountain.