Okay I didn't run 9 miles to celebrate Memorial Day weekend but I am proud that I managed to get out to Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo Saturday morning at 8:30AM when the night before I had gone out to downtown San Jose and didn't go to bed until 3AM. Its never smart to do that but I find myself not caring because life is short.
Water that will distract me for days..
This trail is so nice and I would run here all the time if it was closer to my house. It has some nice rolling hills to challenge you, bathrooms, half mile markers, lots of greenery for shade when it got hot, and the beautiful water to distract you.
Love all the greenery and the shade when it gets hot
The furthest I had run before this was 8 miles the week before and I thought it wasn't going to be a big deal to do one more mile but I was wrong. Maybe it was the fact that I did a hardcore Zumba class the day before and went out and drank and danced but it just hurt my body.
Team Challenge Group Photo after our 9 miler..
I was running slower than a lot of people but I still managed to run the entire time which was good. I never needed to stop at all so that was great.
I'm really glad I did the 9 miles and look forward to another long run to challenge my body. I had my fuel belt on filled with water so I'm going to try filling one up with Gatorade and during the run I tried Sports Beans. Not sure if they are giving me more energy but I like to think so. I'm telling you its a psychological thing.
Even though it was a long weekend and a lot of people were not there we had a pretty good turn out. The walkers started at 8:00AM and runners at 8:30AM so we could all finish at the same time. You can find the rest of the pictures here.
YAY one more day off! I love 3 day weekends!!