A weekend camping + Daylight savings change + 6 AM run + 10.5 hour work day = glass of wine with dinner
Yesterday was tough! But I made it. Managed to do both commutes in the dark :(. Lucky past me had put chicken in the Crockpot earlier in the morning so dinner was a breeze. If I’m feeling really lazy I just pour a jar of Trader Joe’s salsa verde over some chicken thighs and let it do its thing.
Today is a rest day which I was pretty happy about when I looked outside and saw that winter had made a brief return. I made it to the gym and did some strength training. Honestly, I wasn’t feeling it this morning – everything felt a little harder and I managed a grand total of zero pull-ups and 21 push-ups. Not getting closer to my goal. Oh well……..
March mileage: 39.45 miles/63.5 KM
Back to my second day in Moab. I had hoped to get a long run in while I was camping – 9ish miles was on the schedule and after a bit of researching I found a perfect loop in Deadhorse State Park.
This is a newish trail system with a 9 mile Big Chief loop that is designed for novice mountain bikers (so not too technical and not too much elevation). For the first time in forever I decided to bring my phone with me as I had a feeling this would have some amazing views.
The trail starts by following the cliff rim overlooking the Colorado river.
I think this was Pyramid Canyon overlook.
The first half was over a lot of slickrock with a few short climbs.
This was the final overlook – looking at the La Sal mountains.
The second half was mostly dirt road – less technical and a lot easier to run on.
I did my post run stretches looking at this view.
Not bad. The only downside was that the loop was only 8.4 miles so I had to run some asphalt to get my distance in. Great morning and great place to run.