If you are in Coer d'Alenes you MUST come thru Spokane, drive up north 3 hours and come to visit my nest.
Oh where, ohhhhh where did our little heart doc go???
The worse weekend call in recent years did not allow me to run my LR on the weekend, so yesterday afternoon I put on my bossy sombrero and left work at 3pm. Drove home, got ready for a run and asked DS2 to drive me up to the mountains so I could scape the H&H (it was 85F when I started).
We drove 20 miles away from home, son dropped me off and I started running back home. It is amazing how the senses awakens in the woods. My spirit was alive and I did not mind a bit to be all alone in the woods. It is also amazing how a 10:30 mile pace feels so hard at 1800f
elevation. It was hot to say the least, but I was well equipped with several bottles of water and gatorade, which we dropped every 6 miles on the drive up to the hills. To keep myself cool and kul I wore my Ragnar del sol straw hat. The first 15 miles were slow miles and the last 4 at MP + 30 sec (at around 9:30ish) and the last mile at 8:40. When I got home my DH was ready to take me for a nice leasurely 2 miles walk to cool down and he had prepared my ice bath for me when we returned.
So, my first 20 miler of this training cicle is in the bag.
Wild life seighting: around a dozen deer, 4 rattlers, 1 garden snake, one turtle and no tarantulas.