Apparently it’s been a rainy spring up in Connecticut. That might in fact be the only explanation for my super muddy Newton’s. And the mud that has been splattered on my legs the past two mornings. My sneakers have been getting lots of mud love and have reminded me of my running roots – the back trails of Colchester High School – ahhh trail running.
Yesterday morning, the husband and I decided to fit in a nice 4-6 mile jaunt. It turned out to be just about four miles, there were hills. Lots of them. But then behind his neighborhood that he grew up in, there was a trail. A muddy, not so well marked or kept trail and we decided to make it our bia.
Four miles. One hour (I know it’s slow, but a lot of the trail part was not runnable as the trail wasn’t well kept and it was…more uphill than my lungs could handle).
Yes I run in mismatched socks. And yes my Newton’s bleed onto my socks. Don’t judge.
After we spent the afternoon trying to figure out what to do – we ended up at a winery in the town next door! McLaughlin Vineyard was a nice lil place and they had some great wine! We ended up bringing home the Snow Goose – a great find!
Today we hit up Southford Falls for a short run – it was much hiller and just as rocky – not great for running but I was super impressed by how Adam charged those uphills! It was still a great workout – about 2 miles in 30 minutes with a decent chunk of hiking and running. So I guess instead of a 38 day streak, I’ll be doing a 40 day streak while training for my first triathlon!
Stay tuned for that news when it’s all official and shiz (tomorrow). Many thanks to my sister in law for letting me hijack her old mountain bike for the summer while I see if this something I really want to keep doing. 8 weeks to train for a sprint tri? Can I do it (and get over my fear of falling off a bike, not that I’ve ever fallen it’s just been like ten years since I rode one) in about eight short weeks? (Hal Higdon says yes!)
And be sure to check out NewlyMarylanders this week with reviews of our CT wine tour and stay tuned here for my triathlon training plan, and an awesome recipe I tried out for breakfast this morning! Now to get to bed before the Freedom 5k tomorrow morning before heading home!
Happy Memorial Day everyone!