An AWESOME hike on Saturday. At least in my opinion.
(And Marvelous is forgetting to bring a sweatshirt and having to buy a new one!)
This is the hike where I learned that 2.8 miles with 700 feet of elevation is a lot. And my parents didn’t really appreciate my underestimation. As in, they were about to kill me.
And then began the ascent.
The views were amazing though!
Little did we know that the uphill was the easy part-the hike finished with an extremely steep downhill. We had to sidestep down the hill the whole ways, and I fell flat on my rear end once. Despite a little dirt, we emerged unscathed. I had a great time, my parents were glad it was over, and we ate delicious food after. What could be more marvelous?
A run! A glorious run! I found a bike trail near where we were staying in San Luis Obispo that was a 5 mile loop. Since hurting my calf, the most I had run was 1.5 miles before I had to back off due to pain in my injured calf. It’s been getting much better though, so the plan was to try and complete the whole 5 miles, of course backing off if it began to hurt. I’m happy to report that I completed the entire run, which almost no pain. It may have hurt a TINY bit in the last .5-1 mile but nothing crazy.
However, it did kind of tighten up a few hours later after icing and sitting in the car for hours. But what are you gonna do, right?
My first half marathon in less than a week! I’m so excited-I have my playlist ready and my clothing picked out. After running 5 miles, I feel much better about running 13.1 after my calf injury, especially since it should only get better from here. I’ve determined from this past run that running the race will be fine, but I’ll probably be a mess post-race with my calf. As in, I think I won’t injury it but it will be sore after the race, which I guess is normal. But hey, I’ll take it!
Have a great Monday everyone!
What’s Marvelous in YOUR Monday?