Tuesday, September 6, 2011
BrookHaven Run 7th Place!!!! Lake Thunderbird Trail Hang-Over
Now the Time to Prepare is in the air. I have trail races to run this fall and winter and I have the ultimate goal of the OKC marathon and Mount Washington again. I need to run smarter and more importantly, recover smarter to gain back the 8 pounds I have lost in muscle due to not eating enough because of work and the combination of running. I do not know what my next job will be just yet, but I am working on it. I have a chance to work at the Athletic Loft thanks to Pat Proctor, a member I have met at Belmar.
In many ways, I am starting all over again. I have a new lease on life and it is time to get back to the roots that have made me such a happy person over the years.
Lake Thunderbird was awesome by the way. Connor and myself ran the back trails which take you to sights such as Dragon's Den and Quadzilla. Trail running feels so good! I have a strong sense of the trail and how to run it effectively. Winding up and down the trails going through sand, gravel, rock, and wood planks and bridges give Thunderbird quite a reputation. I love these trails and at 5pm, Connor and myself decided to get lost in the woods. We ran the trails til the sun almost set and ran a grand total of 1 hour 43 minutes and 37 seconds....a total of about 15-16 miles. It was just the type of run to take the mind off of a tough race and to re-calibrate myself back to what drives my passion for running. Ashlee's parents also came into town and let me tell you it was a blast. I had so much fun OU bar hopping that I kind of wish I had infinite money just so I could bar hop during the day! It was such a pleasant time with everyone and I am excited about getting back on track.
Monday had a nice and easy run of 65 mins and 10 miles---Out to Athletic Loft and then Eagle Cliff Drive to the Golf Course then back.