New experiences this week:Running by moonlight - 3.5 miles
The moon was full, and the golf course was quiet. Since I was running on the asphalt path, I didn't have to worry about stumbling on rocks or slipping in the mud. My legs felt strong. I ran toward the light, my eyes fixed on the glowing orb.
Running along the Snake River (in my new Cascadias) - 7 miles
I got up at 5 AM, and we were at the trailhead at Pittsburg Landing about four hours later. We ran along the Snake, high above the rapids. The trail was fairly technical in places, and I hoped that I could keep up with my companions. Highlights: the views, the company, and my new Cascadias.
Running in the snow - 9 miles
My long run this week was up to Paradise Point. Before reaching the top, light snow began to fall. A few hundred yards later, the snow started sticking on the trees to my right and left. A bit later, I found myself smiling as I watched the flakes fall around me and melt on my legs and face. The non-runner part of me wondered what I was doing in shorts...on a mountain...in November. But then I felt my muscles flex, looked around at a world that I wouldn't otherwise experience, and noticed the expressions on my companions' faces, and I knew what I was doing up there. <3