We woke up to frost on Monday.. sigh, Winter is around the corner :0
But it was still beautiful and I still went for my walk :)
Tuesday morning, the Fog rolled in...
But turned out to be a gorgeous day,cold, but gorgeous... we enjoyed our walk with extra layers on :)
Caelan is all done with Cross Country Running for this season.. he's gearing up for Basketball. So now he's home right after school and lovin' on Ryder :)
Today I decided on a whim to meet Rebecca at these Tuesday Night Runs right after my gym class. (Go me!) After a hard "core" workout.. I decided to go for a fun run :)
I've never really ran with anyone else besides my hubby..
I've never did much of trail running either, let alone Kincaid (Kincaid = Hills)
So I was all kinds of nervous, but more excited!!!
It was a brisk 44 degrees..
There were SO MANY PEOPLE!!! I could not believe my eyes..
I have been a solo runner for far to long, I really need to get out here and do this more often :)
It is such a humbling experience to be within a crowd of people who just love to run... HILLS nonetheless.
We are all crazy :)
We just ran less than 4 miles.. but it was the HARDEST 4 miles I have ever ran!!! Harder than the 9 miles I did the other day! I'm a road-runner.. so all these trails and HILLS killed me! And the oddest thing.. is I LOVED.EVERY.MINUTE.OF.IT
Did I mention the hills? I wish I took a photo of all the hills we encountered. It was CRAZY!
So call me crazy or insane... you fill in the blank.
But with each hill I saw, albeit I was climbing these hills by walking rather than running.. was so exhilarating!
I loved hearing our footsteps hit the trail and crunch the fall leaves, listening to the sounds of runners surrounding us, and most of all having her company. We stuck by one another most of the race.. and even carried on a conversation, in between each huff and puff :) And just running among the beauty of Fall.. it's such a surreal feeling.
It's so much different than running alongside the road.. the same route I go day in and day out. I personally would never run these trails by myself.. to much wildlife and the unknown, not to mention, it's so easy to get lost. So this was just an amazing experience.
There were many moments of Elation today! Running through the woods, taking in the beauty of fall, going up the toughest hills, and flying down the rest... Amazing! It's truly the simple things in life...that give life meaning ;)
I was in such a good mood.. that it didn't bother me that my knees were killing me when I got home. Or the fact that I had to do the dishes at 9pm, stay up late and edit 2 sessions, and do laundry till the wee hours of the morning.. It's almost like I found my natural high for the night.. and it was just what I needed to make it through such a "stressful" day. Runner's High? I think so :)