After my foot’s little freak out last weekend, it decided everything was fine by Tuesday. So things were back to normal this week – except for some of my garden plants, which I left in the afternoon sun too long while hardening off. They got whatever the plant equivalent of sunburn is. It’s looking like all but a cucumber plant and one or two tomatoes will recover. But, I was supposed to plant them outside this weekend and I don’t think I can do that now without them getting fried again. Oh well – late vegetables are still better than no vegetables.
But you probably came here for the trails – here’s the summary:
Monday: tested out my foot with 3.8 miles on an easy trail. Also did a strength workout later. The run + workout was probably a bit much for my foot, as it got twingey again that evening. All was back to normal on Tuesday though.
Tuesday: An attempted interval run cut short by my stomach, which insisted it was still full from lunch even though that was 3+ hours earlier.
Wednesday: Gym workout. Also picked up our first CSA basket of the season. We have SO MANY greens now. Which brings up a pressing question: what do you make with salad greens (e.g., baby lettuce) other than salad?
Thursday: Rest day. My planner informs me I did some yoga, although I don’t recall this.
Friday: Back to the steep trails! 2.8 miles and ~900 feet elevation. Later I did a strength workout and then hauled some gravel and pavers to make a path to the garden. Yes, Saturday was a rest day…
And also a camping day. We headed to Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (where I ran this race) for the night. Kara approved, despite the late afternoon thunderstorms:
In the morning I headed out on some of the trails I thought I remembered from the race. The first mile-ish from the campground was actually a new trail for me, then the next mile up to the visitor’s center I definitely remembered from the race because it’s super steep. I headed back down the steep trail, then branched off to come back down the trail we started the race on. Total ~4.7 miles – which took me well over an hour thanks to the steep section. All together it was over 1,100 feet of elevation.
Then back to the campsite for camp pancakes – arguably the best kind of pancakes. (But are there any bad pancakes?)
Up this week – hopefully more of the same, including our first backpacking trip of the year next weekend. (We’re staying in a Forest Service cabin. We’re not hard core enough for tent backpacking this early in the season.)
What’s your favorite camp breakfast?