Sunday, October 25, 2009
Day after Ridge to Bridge Marathon
This photo is looking north off Blue Ridge Parkway. You can see Stone Mtn and Pilot if you look carefully...
Another grand day! Yesterdays post babbled about the unique Ridge to Bridge Marathon...(which really was super cool..)
Today, I am sharing a few photos taken while out on a run/slog/hike with George. He was doing the running and hiking and I the slogging.
The real difference between being "in shape" or not quite is in the recovery. The first 7.8 miles today felt fine...yet after that I really felt yesterday's efforts and did all I could do not to whine out loud before we made it back to the car in what would total for me 13.5 miles. I think it will take several more months of weeks, solid training to have a quality double.
This picture was taken looking south from Alligator back...We're seeing the mountains of Ashe County in the distance.
Today wasn't bad-just a reality check in a beautiful place-with an understanding, if not somewhat dissapointed George by my side. Sooo tomorrow will be "off" and Tuesday an elliptical day and get back to the good stuff on Wednesday!
Definition of Adventure: "That which has an unknown outcome!"