Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

HUMR Happy Hour: Every hour!

Sadly, Sagey pup as still in rehab from her dew claw removal and has not had the excitement of running in the hills like I have.  The sunshine has been shining down on my foot and I have been loving getting out to play in the mountains above the Avenues and in Ogden.  Although I do not feel like I could race a marathon right now, I have retained most of my endurance and have found that my foot and spring were worth the wait!  As a precursor to Hidden Peak Happy Hour, as first popularized by Lindsay and Ryan Lauck, a few of us decided to run to the closest peak from our house before dark.  It was a great first ascent of the season with the best of friends.  

The HUMR group also had a great St. Patrick's Day run on Saturday.  Distances from 4-13 miles were covered, everyone in green, and a leprechaun even hid some HUMR PBR's on the trail!  Sticking with HUMR style we hung out at the trailhead until afternoon, with snacks, beverages, and friends!  What a great group of people!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A lovely freezing-rain-run kind of day

Last weekend was awesome!  Even without running tons of miles!!  I was still up in the mountains...this time relearning how to ski after a 16 year snowboarding hiatus.  And what do you know, my 12 year old self was tearing up The Canyons by the third run.  This was Saturday: suntans, Smith sunnies, Euros and spring skiing galore!

How could anyone beat an epic Saturday ski day?  A pain free two mile run in the freezing rain Sunday morning!  Yea baby!  Let's be honest, the pace was tentative, I couldn't feel my hands and it was only two miles, but to be pain free was pretty cool!!  I have to tell you that my new Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket was awesome, too.  I even took a picture of the water beading when I got home.  This jacket is slick with its zip off sleeves.  With the sleeves on, there is ventilation on the back to keep ypu from over heating.