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Begin NW Road Tour Photo Recap… AZ and NV highlights.

 

 



From the sky…

Its the little things in life…

It sprinkled on me this morning as I walked to work sipping my coffee.

And now the sun is shining throungh the window like a spot light warming my bones.

Yes, the little things.


Sweet accomplishment!

20 miles run under my belt!

20.8 mi to be more exact. And though it took me four hours due to various reasons, I am feeling MUCH better about being ready for my marathon now.

It was in the nineties by the middle of my run and I also ran out of water at around mile 14 but I still (deliriously) made it through and back to my house with a few short stints of walking it the hottest areas. Talk about extreme training.  With that in mind and a steady four hour training run accomplished and the elevation in Portland being four thou lower than here at the highest point of the marathon I am not as worried about that mystery 5.2 miles I will be doing in 11 days.

Not that I am not nervous still… cause my stomach tightens every time I visit my marathon’s page!

BUT, yay I accomplished a 20 miler non the less!

21 Miles later...

Now I am super stoked for some shorter and hopefully faster runs over the next few weeks as well as the upcoming road trip home.

I will be doing more training runs in:

  • Las Vegas (or perhaps at a stop somewhere in So Cal on way to SF)
  • Bay area in San Fran
  • North Umpqua National Forest (right near my birth city)
  • Along the Oregon coast in Coos Bay

And then recovery (post race to prevent muscle ache) runs in:

  • Portland area
  • Seattle area
  • Bend, OR area
  • Moab/Arches area

Much to look forward to!!


Truth or Consequence

A lovely day at some NM hotsprings?

Yes please!

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The public pools right on the Rio Grande.

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A lovely deck overlooking the river and mountains.

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Route into the river with an outside shower to rinse off with after.

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The grounds, with various seating, picnic areas and gardens.

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I loved the beautiful views of some NM geology from the private pool!

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This IS the life!

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The private pool.

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Camping in the Jamez with the gurls.

I did not take nearly enough photos…especially since I have none of our campsite, only the drive home, and non of my seven friends (except one below in which you can not really even make out E in the canyon by the tunnels) that took over a lovely section of the forest with me for the weekend!

But this is what happens when you are having so much fun that you forget to ever pic up your camera.

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Second of the two Gilma tunnels on the drive.

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Unflattering picture of me, but Murphy, Q's puppy looks cute as always!

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Dirty and sunburnt from camping...

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I heart NM's geology!

I did A LOT of lounging in the river in my chair with a beer in hand. Taught Parker how to jump through a hoop that others had left at the site! And really enjoyed being the camp chef, making the ladies burritos on Saturday night and bluecorn pancakes with eggs and potatoes on Sunday morning.


Also…Someone take me to Hot Yoga for Mother’s Day!

Please and Thanks!


Thirteen miles tomorrow…

Wish me luck!

I am suck a freak that I wish it was morning already so I could go to it.

Eat. Sleep. Run. Drink. Repeat.

AND MOTIVATE!

These runner chicks are smokin hawt!…..I may, possibly, perhaps, kinda, sorta, a little bit, sometimes check out this photo daily.

All I need in life are my running shoes.