This weekend I conquered a big feat, I pretty much climbed Robie!
As you all know, I am currently training for The Robie Creek Half-Marathon (April 16th).
The climb through Robie Creek is an 8 mile uphill and a 4 mile down hill trek.
On Saturday my friends from Team in Training and I set out to run 8 miles (we were doing the uphill part of the mountain).
Somewhere around 5 miles I got talked into running to the summit and back. Which totaled almost 13 miles!
I was definitely a bit scared to add so many miles into my run, but knew if I could get to the top of the summit, I would have no worries about whether or not I could run Robie.
Parts of the run were so steep we could only walk. But whenever we saw a flat straight away we ran for it.
I honestly couldn’t believe it when we finally made it to the top of Robie Creek Summit. Here is the view:
Honestly it was a bit anti-climactic. It didn’t really even feel like we were at the top of this big mountain.
But I enjoyed the glory of reaching the top the only way I know how.
We then began our trod down the mountain – oh man four miles straight down hill – I surely am feeling that one today! 🙂
I was more than ecstatic when I finally reached our vehicle and saw the 12.72 miles on garmina. (I was contemplating running a little extra to get garmina to an exact 13, but figured I was close enough).
I am so stoked to know that come race day I will be ready for this beast of mountain. YEAHH!!!!
And I still can’t believe I ran that far – that is my longest run since October! Crazy!!
After my run I knew exactly what I needed…. a nice delicious smoothie from Tree City!
I was also super excited because I finally got to meet up with Meg my blogger friend. We have been trying to do a blogger meet up since before thanksgiving.
We were supposed to try Hot Yoga but there was NO way I could even think about that after run. One of these days Meg, I promise!
She was so cute and fun to chat with. And funny enough we found out that we went to the same High school and she had gone to a dance as a double-date with my brother.
Crazy small world! LOL!
Oh yeah, and my favorite thing was when we first walked into the smoothie place, she commented on “how little I was”. LOL – she was expecting me to be taller than I was. I am only 5’1.
Anyways, between the almost 13 mile run and my blogger meet-up you’d think I would have been spent. Nope, I went on to see The Trey McIntrye Project (a modern ballet) afterwards. So cool btw!
Then hit up downtown for dinner at PF Changs and drinks in honor my friend Christa’s birthday!
Such a rock star weekend (and week). Seriously, I had the most active week I’ve had all year and couldn’t be excited for all that I accomplished!
Happy Monday Friends! Here’s hoping this week will be just as good (if not better) than last week! 🙂