A trail running experience

Workout

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.

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

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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=)

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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.

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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?

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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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