It is always a good Friday when I get to go on a trail run! I work for a Catholic healthcare system, so our administrative department has the day off today. Like any obsessed trail runner, instead of sleeping in, I got up earlier than I usually do (5am!) and met Sheryl and Lisa (and Sheryl's friend Michelle) at 6:15 am at the Broadway trailhead of Saguaro National Monument.
They are slightly camouflaged in the picture, but I'm wearing my new 'leopard' print Moeben sleeves. Shannon Farar-Griefer, who owns the company, sent me 3 pairs to try out. Thanks Shannon! These are fleece and oh so buttery on the skin. There is still a chill in the air in the morning, so they are perfect! They can be purchased at Zombie Runner. Shannon is a super beautiful ultra runner and very nice.
We did about 5.5 miles, which was a lot of fun. I wanted to do more, but I'll be doing an 11 mile training run tomorrow morning, and I didn't want to overdo it. Also, my right quad muscle is a little sore from this week's running/hiking. I should be tapering! Honestly, I will be after tomorrow. Very light week next week, no weight workouts, lots of rest, etc.
The desert is very green right now from our Winter rains and was very lovely. It is also wonderful to be with great friends.
Good Friday indeed.