Sunny day on the Orting trail with Charity on bike.
Eats on the run: Dinner- Wheat flat bread taco with baked beans, turkey, cheese, sour cream and salsa. Snack- Cookie, milk, tortilla chips and kiwi Breakfast- Wheat bagel with cream cheese and jam, coffee, water, and red bull.
The Orting trail was buzzing with Bikers today, not sure what they were doing but many had race numbers. I must have been one of the few runners not to get the memo because I only saw one runner on the entire trail today. I was glad to have Charity on bike next to me, protecting me from the other bikers.
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Something AMAZING happened…I just ran 15 miles, which is the longest distance I have ever run in my life, and I am BLISTER free!! For someone who has been plagued with blisters FOREVER this is a welcome change. I 100% attribute this change to Colleen and the wonderful Fitology of Fleetfeet in Bonney Lake.
When we set off I felt TIRED....hmmmm? Could it be what I ate last night? Or maybe I did not eat or drink enough this morning? Either way I have never felt this poorly just starting out. Thankfully as an athlete I know how to push through those days and the PERFECT weather totally helped. The first mile I saw something WEIRD, a man in his mid 40's wearing Mickey Mouse ears while drinking a beer and building a fence with 2 other men....at 10:30am?? OK, off I went past the cows, I knew the return trip would be STINKY.
My plan called for 14 miles, with the great day I opted for 15 instead. Toward the end of the first half of the run we went past a latte stand, there was a 6 foot tall wood carved mocha next to the trail, only in South Prairie. Yes, I crossed city lines from one small town to another, even smaller town.
At the half way point we rested, I took an unflavored Hammergel, a couple moons and 8 ounces of water.
The view from the bridge at our turnaround point.