Back before we had kids, Beer Geek and I used to travel a lot. We’d do lots of hiking and other physical activities like white water rafting. One of our trips was to the island of Kauai. While there, we decided to hike up to Hanakapiai Beach. It was a fairly strenuous hike, with the added difficulties of a muddy trail and humid weather. We were passed on our hike by a woman. On her back was a small child in a backpack. I remember being absolutely amazed at her ability to get up that trail while carrying a child.
Today we spent the day at Great Falls, hiking and looking around. I spent much of the morning with Shoo on my back. I was pretty impressed with myself that I could run 20 miles and two days later carry around 30 extra pounds while climbing over rocks.
In other news, I didn’t do a hot job on Quadrathon’s Worth the Weight competition. I lost and regained the same small amount several times. Who knew that running 30+ miles a week would not result in weight loss?!? Oh well, at least it wasn’t a net gain. I’ve still got almost three weeks to get off a few more pounds before Beer Geek’s brother’s wedding.
And because I’m finding all these miles incredibly boring, I figure I’ll knock out one fast one either tomorrow or Thursday as part of my 5 miles. Reid is trying to break the 5 minute barrier and has asked us all to run a fast mile in virtual support. I’m going to try to beat my previous best of an 8 minute mile. Not sure if that will happen as building my endurance seems to have really slowed me down.
Now I must go to bed.