|Here she is probably around 1 hr after being born. She is a little swollen from delivery, but was wide eyed for hours.|
More pictures of her to come.
During the week she was born, I got in:
389 ft gain
I knew this week was going to be crazy and I didn't feel that great on any of these runs, but was glad to get out when I did. This week also ended the month of March and my numbers for the month were:
22,678 ft gain
This is my biggest month on record in both miles and time so things are moving along. Conditions in the mountains didn't let me reach a new mark in elevation gain, but this month is looking good so far as I got in a pretty solid week, at least numbers wise cause I felt really poor most of the week:
6,828 ft gain
Had a couple of good runs this week. I went up the Cell tower climb on Monday with a run of 8.69 mi in 1:24:21 with 1,435 ft gain. I was a little sore after this run, but it felt so good to be back climbing again. The middle of the week I felt pretty bad. I've been low on sleep and the weather turned nasty for a few days with temps in the mid 30's and 25-30 mph winds. The week ended on a high note, though, with a run of 11.30 mi in 1:48:27 with 1,724ft gain. This run felt good and I got up higher than I've been in a while which always helps the mood. Here are some pictures from that run as well as some pics of me modifying a pair of my running moccasins to handle some of the more rocky terrain:
|Peeled the 2mm soles off these. They probably had 50% life left in them.|
|Cutting out my new soles from some "Leadville" Vibram rubber from Luna Sandals. 10mm thick and good grip. A big thanks to Jules at Luna for being willing to work with my odd request.|
|On top of the ridge leading to the Cell Towers; looking east over Baker Valley.|
|Looking west at the Elkhorn Mountains from the same spot as the photo above...they are getting tons of snow still.|
|Newly finished mocs out on the trail. Worked great on this rocky stuff and even did as well as a moccasin could do in snow.|
|This is the type of trail conditions for I had for about 5 miles of the run. Lots of melting snow, mud and puddles. Made it interesting and fun. I didn't have any complaints. I hope it keeps melting though :).|
Well, that's it for this week. Onward...