Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Running trails

Today was a longer run. My time want awesome, but when I throw random trails to the top of a peak in, my times generally suffer. Maybe some day I can run up a mountain, but that day is not in the near future.

I saw pronghorn, lots of beetles and butterflies, coyote tracks, and a few cows. I nearly stepped on two stinking snakes. They were the first I'd seen this year, and the evil blow snakes blend in. The one I snapped a picture of was about a two footer. The second one was close to 4 feet. I did not stay to take a picture of the big one. Bear also found us a green lizard, thankfully he can't catch them.

View from the top looking South
View from the top looking North, the way I came up.  It was kinda steep that last quarter mile or so.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Picture of the Day

These gorgeous flowers are attached to some of the spikiest cactus I've seen around my running trails.  It's amazing that the two things go together, but it really is beautiful!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

trail run

Just a beautiful pic from a run.  I am so lucky to live in a place where I have hundreds of miles of trail to choose from, and they all have pretty killer views.  It keeps this girl running- every day is a new adventure.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

I had to share the sweetest gift from last year's Mother's Day.  My kids covered the wall over my bed, and my bed with notes about why they love me.  It was the nicest gift they could have given!  I love that these are little notes I can keep tucked away forever.  Someday they will find them again, and I hope they remember this day.