Lisa: Did you make to the expo? It's always fun to check out the newest gear but some expos are better than others. Glad you are taking it easy at a beach house. The ending of summer brings out the crowd at most places it seems, same here with the Grand Canyon and hiking in the mountains. Plus the college kids are returning this week, it's gonna be chaos in town for sure!! Hope you are feeling better to enjoy DH's ride. Oh my goodness!! That is alot of miles for two days!! WOW!! You may have told us before but Has he done it before? How does he train for it? just WOW!! Have you every tried a bike race?
Hang in there!
Nancy: how is the 'hanging out at home?' Getting anything done? I can get so lazy when I can't run due to injury, illness, etc. It's fun for happy hours though, LOL!!
Erica: Hope you are having an amazing time in the UK!! Pics?
So last posted run on this forum was Aug 7th.
Friday (9th): drove to ski resort to HIKE/RUN up to Mt Humphrey, just over 12,000 ft. 10 miles round trip. Did surprisingly great!! After returning to parking lot, got something quick to eat, refilled water bottle and ran another 4 miles on AZ trail which connects to this. Light rain and HAIL!! only for about 15 minutes, it got cool which was sooo nice!!
So, Friday night, I turned off all the lights before going to bed. Didn't bother with the night lights. I had to get my cell phone to charge it. On way back to bedroom, I ran INTO the corner of a wall, OUCH!!! 😮 DH jumped out of bed to see what happened. Within 2 seconds, my eyebrow bone developed a huge bump the size of half an egg!! OMG!! REALLY?!? 😮 I was so mad but glad that I wasn't brushing my teeth.
At the same time, how STUPID!! Didn't know if to laugh because it was just to stupid or cry 🙁 because it hurt so much!! DH went back to bed, HAHA!! I couldn't sleep, tossing and turning so I went to the other bedroom. I got a cube of ice and wrapped it in thin cloth and had it over my eye most of the night till I dozed off.
I've been making sure I have the night lights on now, 😛
The emoji with the black eye? That has been me for the last week and a half!! LOL!! I'm glad I didn't have any important meetings till this morning. I've been taking pictures of it everyday to compare.
And, getting use to wearing Jackie O sunglasses, haha!! It's tender where it actually hit the wall but the bruising has turned from greenish to bluish to nice dark shade of purple. I've been icing it about 2-3x/day.
I put on some foundation to conceal it this morning for my meeting. I don't wear prescription eyeglasses but I have a pair of glasses that have bifocals and the plastic frame concealed the dark elongated bruise very well. 😎
I didn't run for 2 days. Sent DH on a wine run on Saturday, LOL!!
Monday(12th): Finished 14 miles on trails near home. Nice and glad it was a cool breezy morning.
Tuesday (13th): 6 miles recovery run on flatter trail.
Wed and Thurs: rest days. Right knee was achy all night, don't know why.
Fri: drove to O'leary peak TH, 5:30 am. Finished 15 miles. Proud of myself to run all the way up to the summit, 5 miles. Then jog down 1.5 miles. Then back up to summit. Jog back down 3 miles, up again for a mile. Then 2 miles back to parking lot. WHEW!! good run.
Sat (17th): body felt tired. rest day.
Sun: Drove to ski resort area. 5:30 am. finished 10 miles, easy, slow, steady. Beautiful and ran into another female runner from the trail divas!! She was running 14 miles.
Mon (yesterday): rest day.
Today: had early morning meeting and another one later this afternoon so will get in a short easy 3-4 miles this evening.
I will be leaving on Friday. Stay in NM with DH/DIL. Then Saturday, will drive up to CO Springs. Will be staying with a friend's DD. I preferred to camp but she was very persuasive. Pikes Peak marathon is on Sunday. Just "show up and finish" is my motto.
DH is in MN. The mover company packed and loaded our stuff from the work place house on Tuesday. We didn't have too much for them to do so instead of 2 days, they finished in 7 hours!! They were shocked, haha!
After my Pikes Peak race, I will be driving up to MN. Stay for about a week to organize the house. Then return to AZ.
I'll be hiking the Grand Canyon Sept 6-8 with SIL. She has a photography business in addition to her regular job and has always wanted to take photos of GC. This will be her first hike down/up the canyon. I think I mentioned this before. We will be camping. A memorable experience!
THIS WILL BE FUN!! 😀