We did the AMRAP Monday night. I thought I would be totally out of energy, but that was not the case at all. I whizzed through all 15 minutes of this one. It was tough, though. Lots of people were struggling. I appreciated the sprint at the end. I felt like I got a little speed work out of it!
I did the following workout Friday evening. Beth and I worked out right next to each other and tried to keep our pace in check since we were heading out for a run afterwards.
Friday night after the workout, Beth, Jess and I headed out to Cougar Mountain with Jess's dog Katie in tow.
|Me, Beth and Jess. This pic was not from Friday night.|
Another fun tidbit that showcases our amazingly smart wit: there had been a bear spotted on the mountain less than 2 hours prior. Someone had kindly attached a note to the trail head stating to be careful. We looked at the note, let Katie off her leash, and headed out on the trail. Gosh, we should really get a stupidity award.
|I was hoping if we came across the bear, he would look like this.|
After a particularly graceful stumble by me, we decided to hike for a little bit until we hit a flatter section of trail. It was about this time that all of us started realizing how dark it was getting. Jess, our fearless trail leader, suggested cutting the run a little short. We all quickly agreed. Unfortunately, we were still quite a ways away from the car.
About 20 minutes later it was pitch black and we had no choice but to walk since we could barely see our feet in front of us.
I am not going to sugar coat it. We were all scared. After Katie got away from us and Jess had to run into the forest to get her, we were all talking loudly, telling stories, and trying to keep our spirits up.
At one point, we noticed a weird light behind us. We all turned around and were faced with a full moon so bright it took our breath away. We all thought we were goners. My stomach literally dropped as I thought there was someone with a flashlight right behind who was going to murder us and throw us in the woods!
Thankfully, we made it back to the car. Sufficiently stressed and exhausted! And, we will always carry lights when we go out running in the evening. Lesson learned! =)
I have one more piece of news for this Tuesday morning. I got a little trigger happy and I signed up for another marathon!
The race is called the Pigtails Flat Ass Marathon and it is about an hour away from me. This one is December 15, so I am just using my training from NYC Marathon to carry me over. There is also a 50k going on and I had a fleeting moment of signing up for that, but decided a marathon will be tough enough! I'm not sure if this was the smartest decision, but I'm excited to run nonetheless!