Saturday, June 14, 2008

Run,Ride,VACATION TIME

Gotta Run Girl welcomed the trail run with open arms on friday afternoon.

I was so excited getting my things together for my first trail run in some time and just as fast as I could wrap my work up I was off for a HOT long run.  My trail shoes fit like a glove and as the dust of dried up dirt fell from my shoes it made me only think about how awesome these shoes are.  They hold memories of every step I have taken when I am discovering myself on these trail runs.

I was solo on this run and kind of looked forward to testing out the legs and pushing it a bit. The heat was a killer but overall I was pushing it pretty good.  Other than the horse flies it was mainly uneventful.  I estimated 9 to 10 miles and was pleased as I walked back to the car.  On my drive home I passed a bank clock that read 95 degrees.  It made me wonder what the heat index would have been.  

I slammed some major fluids when I arrived home and took a cool shower.  What a great feeling to be back at it.  No pain.  Everything felt good.

After my 7am cycle ride on Sunday followed by a run and hopefully one more swim and I will officially be on vacation and off with the family for our trip to Sedona,AZ.  I will completely plug into spending every minute with them.  My son and I will run while we are out there but I will not let my training dictate our vacation plans at all. Scott and I will have the pleasure of meeting Phil and having diner with him while we are there. I am super excited about meeting him in person.  He was one of the first blogs I ever read.  

So this is it for me for the next week.  When I return I will catch up with all you fitness crazies. Lots of pictures will follow of our trip.

Robin

18 comments:

SLB said...

Have a good break, we were in Sedona last year for a short week. Remember to soak up all that energy!

Wes said...

You guys have a wonderful trip! Running in the 90 degree heat once this year was enough for me!!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the run! Be careful in that heat!

Enjoy your time in AZ!!

J~Mom said...

You are coming to Sedona?!? Oohh that is not that far from me! :>) Ok, just a few hours but you know what I mean! Enjoy and have a wonderful time!

D10 said...

Have a wonderful and relaxing vacation!

Kevin said...

Have a great vacation

Marcy said...

You should not have said you were going to Sedona. Lisa will now hide in the bushes outside the location your planning on staying with her binoculars and notepad :P LOL Stalker!!

Ohhhh Lisa you know I *heart* you :-*

Bob Gentile said...

No pain. Everything felt good.
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Awesome News Robin....have a great -v-cat...and catch ya on the flip side :-)

Brianna said...

Enjoy your vacation! Arizona sure is different from SC, I'm sure you'll have lots to share when you get back.

KK said...

Enjoy your vacation and the DRY heat, sure beats humidity.

Congrats on an enjoyable trail run, too!

cindy said...

Sedona is one of my absolute favorite places...have fun there!!

I love this line about your trail shoes...

"They hold memories of every step I have taken when I am discovering myself on these trail runs." :)

scott keeps running said...

it's hard to imagine it being so hot on the east coast right now when we got some snow this past week. i want it to be hot here. well, maybe not 95. won't be much cooler on your trip to az i suspect. have a blast!

RunBubbaRun said...

Have a fun trip.

Glad to hear you hit the trails again and had a good run..
95 degress, now that's hot..

Dana said...

So happy that you had a pain free run & have fun your fam vacay!

Stephanie said...

Wish I had found MY pair of trail running shoes. I am usually also very attached to my running shoes.

Looking forward to seeing the pics.

Chris said...

Hope you guys have an outstanding vacation! (and maybe some good "fun" training in as well)

runningtwig said...

Have fun on your vacation...you are inspiring me to ride the bike more! Like you, it helps me to prevent some injuries and it's making me stronger! Keep it up!

Neese said...

I look forward to the vac. pics!