I’m not sure that I can adequately write about my last run of 2011. So I will probably let “the pictures tell the story.” I will write that this run was fantastic. It was difficult, quite difficult for me. But I loved every second of it.
I will also say that running friends are really something special. We go through so much together. It’s as if we escape all the harsh realities together and go to a place to share an awesomeness beauty together. And we just “BE.” That’s the way that I see it anyway.
In a nutshell, we began on a cold morning up Maple Springs Road. My friend Jeremy had to turn back early. But I’m really grateful for the time he was able to put in running with us all, especially on New Year’s Eve. Three other friends, Kelly, Michael and Rob joined in on this spectacular run as well. And I met a new running friend, Kurt, who also ran with us today.
At the top of Maple Springs run we continued up and down an excruciating rolling ridge. Kelly remembered and pointed out the exact spot I began to see stars when I ran this very same loop 2 years ago. I looked ahead at the large ascent approaching, and I thought “OH MY!!!” This time though, I ran the whole thing. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t sprint it. I ran it more at a snail’s pace. But I ran it.
Some scenes from today’s EPIC run:
Silverado Motorway – about 2 1/2 miles, it seemed much shorter than 2 years ago:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!