I thought I was going along running pretty good... We were single file and I was 2nd in our group of 4 and felt like I was keeping pace pretty well. Somewhere around mile 4 we were on a flat, non-technical part of the trail and I relaxed from my constant staring at the ground and tripped and wiped out... scratched up my knee and got pretty dirty all down my one side. A true trail runner already :)
At mile 5.5 we crossed an access road that would take me about 0.5 miles up the road to my car and I took it. I think I could have finished but I was certainly slowing down and not picking up my feet as well as I had. And in hindsight, I have had a headache all day today because I'm very dehydrated so I probably made the right call for my first attempt. I can tell that my legs are going to be pretty sore tomorrow. Trail running certainly uses more stabilizing leg and core muscles than road running... and I love the wiped out feeling!!
I had Reid take my dirty picture when I got home:
|He said he didn't need to see my face cause it wasn't dirty.... notice the dirt all over my leg?|
My diet update:
I'm happy to say I've had A LOT of these:
|A typical lunch|
|Not sure what this face is but this was me after my workout with Dina on Wednesday - it was brutal.|