I finished my first week of 10k training! Whew!

It was a busy week so I didn’t get a second run in before meeting up with Lynne on Friday. I think that’s probably not a bad idea with still being a little leery with the plantars.

Can I just say how excited I am that my foot isn’t hurting! I was worried I had pushed it too much with my shenanigans this weekend but it seems to be holding steady!

Friday, Lynne and I went running at City Park for our long run. It was kind of a crummy evening with periodic rain, but the drizzle kept us a bit cooler. The 50 minutes + a 10 minute cool down went by in a flash! All total we ran 3 miles and walked another mile. Not too shabby!

Afterwards was a treat of beer and calzones.

I run for calzones.

Sunday was hill day. Oft. I decided to do some trail running to try and go a bit easier on the foot and went out to Mathew Winters Parkparks-and-trails-park-map-matthews-winters

The plan called for running 30 minutes and I think all total I probably ran about that. On the recommendation of a friend I did the Morrison Slide Loop and it was not disappointing.

The Red Rocks Trail is a little bland to begin with, but once the trail meets up with Morrison Slide it starts to get real pretty. The absolute best part is when you get to the top, and are walking around the mesa and you see views like this:



and this:



And coming down the trail a little bit-o this:



I did 4.5 miles total and it took about 90 minutes. I can’t wait to go back and see if I can do it a little faster each time!

I’m excited to start Week 2. If it’s anything like Week 1, this 10k is going to be a cakewalk.

I run for cake.