The long dirt roads that run along the canals are one of the many things that I love about Arizona. They are flat and carless (well, you have to cross the street every now and then) and I just love how good it feels on my joints/body to run on the soft dirt.
Clearly I am into taking shadow pictures lately.
I am starting out small with my speed work and what better day than a Tuesday to get the job done.
20 min warm-up (8ish pace)
10 x 1 minute fast (somewhere in the 5:40-6:10 pace) w/1 minute recovery jog.
20 minute cool-down (8ish pace)
My legs felt pretty jelloish after the 6th fast minute but it was fun to get myself to try moving fast again. Lots of work to do and plenty of time before Boston to do it.
I knew that we were planning on going on a hike yesterday but I was thinking more along the lines of a nature walk.
Nope. We climbed a mountain.
We climbed to the very top and this picture was taken when we were already at about 68% up the mountain.
At the top. We all wanted to quit multiple times but we endured.
7 miles/6 hours of hiking and rock climbing was fueled by these KIND Bars (my favorite), sour patch kids, apples and all sorts of variations of trail mix.
Attempting to do some serious faces at the top. I also found a tarantula (not even kidding) just a few moments before this picture was taken so I was feeling pretty serious.
Climbing a mountain just brings people together.
Oregano’s is a MUST if you are ever in Arizona. A must. We went straight there after the hike. They have pizza in the front for you to eat while you wait for your table.
Marshmallow popcorn for dessert. Popcorn is quite addictive.
And by the end of the day I felt like I could never move again. Hiking is legit.
HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!!!
What are your New Year’s Eve plans?
-The man is flying in today to hang out in Arizona!
You into hiking? Into camping?
Favorite type of protein bar/granola bar etc?