Independence Day, and Trail Running at Del Valle Regional Park

Hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July weekend. I went out to Communications Hill with some of the kids from church.

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We did two warm-up rounds and then we did one were we go up fast one step at a time, and then another one fast going two steps at a time.

I was SO impressed with how they all worked hard the whole time. When I was their age, I was eating pancakes and watching cartoons at home.

I was also extremely impressed that when I told them to sprint to a certain landmark, they actually went:

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With going up and down the stairs 4 times, and with the walk-sprint intervals, we covered about 1.75 mile.

Don’t worry. Even though they worked hard, we also rested hard. It was super hot and sunny out there!

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Since we had finished this great workout and it was hot, the girls asked that I go over to their place and go swimming. I went home to eat lunch, grabbed my swimsuit, and went over to swim with them:

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Oh, yeah. I brought my underwater camera and they had so much fun with it!

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It was a wonderful 2 hours to spend with them. I became like 3.5 shades darker, though.

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Saturday morning, I went out with the boys to Del Valle Regional Park. They were going fishing, and I was going out to trail run.

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I really liked these trails because I kind of love how challenging they are, BUT it doesn’t offer much shade, so I got really hot on the way back. Don’t worry. I had pleny of water in my hydration pack and lots of sunblock on.

The views made it a little easier:

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I also ate a PB sandwich and a banana right in the middle. By the end of the run, I had covered 14 miles (2:51). There were a lot of segments that I had to hike because I haven’t hit the trails in forevers and some of the hills were STEEP!

GREAT workout, and I’m so glad I got to go. Forgot how fun trail running is.

When I got back, it had reached temperatures well into the 90’s and all I wanted was an ice cold Diet Coke. BTW, I got a new minivan. It will be useful for when I have to put my bike in and out, or for traveling on long trips.

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^Yeah. I used to be a Diet Coke addict. These days, I am always found with a water bottle with me, but about 7 years ago, it was always a bottle of Diet Coke. At some point, it became extremely unappealing to me. I drink soda about once or twice a year now (or I’ll have a sip of Joe’s when we are eating pizza or something). But yesterday?? Nothing sounded better right when I finished the run. Weirdsies.

Oh! And with about 3 hours of fishing, only Joe’s brother Josh caught a fish:

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[Instagram: shiigii]

That fish is kind of scary, yeah?

Anyways, I think you can check out the course map and elevation info on my trail run here: Garmin Connect… if you’re curious 🙂

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Do you trail run regularly in the summer?

Fishing: Yay or nay? [Nay… I get sad and scared when you have to remove the hook after catching it]

Are you obsessed with Diet Coke (or any particular soda)?

 

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