A trail running experience


Wednesday- 5 miles trail run + arms/ab workout

I’m going to call this my first real trail running experience. I wrote about a 3 miler I did a couple weeks ago but it does not compare. Josh is home on Wednesday so I waited until it was light out and headed to the trails.

Last year’s Haunted Half shirt, can’t wait for the new one!

20131002-120303.jpgIt started out just like any other run, but then it got brutal. There were so many hills and it just kept inclining. My neighbor warned me of this but I don’t think she warned me it would kick my trash. Not to mention all the dogs barking at their fences(the trail goes behind homes). Every dog bark would give me a mini heart attack. I finally made it to the top and took a breather.


Then I realized I had to get down. I shuffled down and didn’t fall once, it was a miracle!


I loved all the beautiful scenery(the pics don’t do it any justice). I love hard workouts that leave me sore. I’ll def be running the trails again in attempts to beat my time=)


When I got home J had a skype date with his cousin C. Seriously, these two are just the cutest!

20131002-115613.jpgThen we headed to my sister Leah’s house. J was thrilled to play with more cousins.


Later that night, I helped my sister throw a mini  Halloween dance for a few of the youth at her church. It was my first gig ever, just call me DJ Sharsti. Watch out Josh, I may take over DJing from now on. But seriously, I was really proud of myself haha(really great picture, I know)

20131002-220351.jpgAnother great day in the books. Today I’m attempting some speed work, Friday I’ll rest then Saturday I have a long run. I always get so nervous for speed work but end up loving it!

what would your DJ name be?

Trail running, love it or hate it?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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9 Responses to A trail running experience

  1. I’ve never done any trail running, but I suspect I would probably hurt myself if it did. It’s so nice that J has so many cousins!

  2. Erin says:

    I LOVE trail running!! I need to do it more often, I haven’t in forever!

  3. DJ Sharsti does have a nice ring to it, my friend!

    Oh and not falling while trail running is a victory in itself! Nice work!!

  4. jumpeatrun says:

    Nice work! I love trail running, but it is a serious butt kicker!

  5. olivetorun says:

    Trail running is an amazing workout and helps change up the regular routine that a lot of runners fall into. I can’t wait to explore more trails once marathon training is over.

  6. I did a 5K once that was so much more like a trail run, it was just crazy! I really enjoyed it, but I wish I had been a little more prepared for the terrain 🙂

  7. ribbonrunner says:

    I LOVE trail running. We live by tons of trails but I am scared I’ll see snakes so I haven’t done them for awhile. Your trail looks way tough. I totally jump like crazy if dogs bark at me! Oh and I have been trying to think of a clever DJ name all day and I’ve got nothing. The word “twerking” just kept coming to mind (stupid miley cyrus) haha I bet you rocked the DJ gig.

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