Sunday, January 11, 2009

Post Storm Trail Run

Me, Kurt, Courtney & Daniel

This morning a few of us met at 9:00 AM for a trail run that started from Happy Days. After the winter storm ended yesterday we were left with close to 10 inches of snow on the ground, so we knew that today was going to be tough! We started off heading towards the ledges and followed the trail to the left and up towards the Overlook. The park looked really beautiful today with the snow on everything. You just had to watch your footing as you went down steps because they were almost completely covered.

We had a great time slipping and sliding in the snow and got in a lot of good hill work and some off-piste action on our way to Kendall Lake. Lots of cross country skiers out today. The park lets you rent skies or snowshoes at the Kendall Lake Shelter.

Once we reached the open field at Kendall Hills we noticed a couple sleds in the brush that were left by someone and a steep hill next to the Salt Run trail. This was too good of an opportunity to pass up, so Kurt and I went flying downhill as Courtney videotaped the entire spectacle...

We then ran one loop of the "No Frills, Just Hills" course before heading back to our cars at the Happy Days Visitor Center.

Take it easy Kurt... Put the icicle down!

Once we arrived back at Happy Days Courtney agreed to do another 3 miles with me on the Boston Run loop. The sun actually came out for a little bit which was a nice surprise and we finished up our 3 hour run with a total of 10 miles. Click here to view the rest of the photos taken today.

After some food and microbrews at the Winking Lizard I went home to relax but was surprised how good I felt so I headed over to my fitness center for another workout. I set the treadmill at a 15% grade and walked for a half hour, then lowered it to 10% and walked for a full hour. So, overall I was able to get in a total of 4 1/2 hours of fitness today and finished feeling good. What a great day!


Clara said...

Holy moly you're kickin butt! That sledding looked like fun! Did you just wear regular tennis shoes in all that snow? That'd be super tough.

Brian said...

Thanks.. It was fun!
I just wore my regular Montrail trail shoes.

Michelle said...

I'm so jealous you got to go sledding. Looks like you guys had a great time.

Brian said...

We sure did.. The only thing better would've been watching Rob sled downhill while doing his horse mating call. =)