Buffalo Peak. Ten-mile round trip, with 2,800 ft of climbing in the first 4 miles (which I hiked a lot of), and gorgeous views the entire way.
There is never water along this trail, but plenty of it yesterday.
We will be camping at this spot again this summer.
We tried to go for a picture that made us look casual at the top…
I can’t believe we live here.
I am still kicking the insides of my legs:(.
Surprisingly, there were no falls which is pretty remarkable on this trail because during those last few miles, your legs are dead, and it’s easy not to lift your feet off the ground and trip on a rock.
And then we went to the pool. I love summer.
Let’s get going with some tangents!
*I have a 10k this weekend (probably not my best idea to do Buffalo Peak the week of a race… my legs are trashed), but I have a new action plan for races this year. I’m kind of over coming up with time goals right now. In my last handful of races, I’ve come up with exact numbers I want to race and put a lot of pressure on myself to do them, but I don’t feel like doing that right now. I think there are times that it does help to come up with a number and shoot for that because it can help us to push ourselves, but then I think there are times that we just need to go out and run. So I want to try racing according to feel and not exact pace goals. So my goal for Saturday is to go out and do my best, and who knows what that time will be. Welcome to another experiment I am running on myself.
This picture was from the first time I did the Utah Valley 10k, and I finished on the ground:)
I’m pretty sure I say this to myself during every 10k:
*Ummm, 262 miles in these?! Maybe he needs a bigger shoe?
*Our running days together our over for a few weeks, but thankfully we can still meet at the park.
*My dad talking about the time he hiked to this point on Half Dome.
*I made these copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls, and they were amazing. We ate them hot with butter the first night, and now we are using them for turkey sandwiches.
Have any tangents for us?
How do you feel about camping?
-I’m a one-night camping person… not sure I can do multiple nights happily;)
What is the best recipe you have tried recently?
Who else has hiked Half Dome?
-Andrew and I want to so bad.