Jun 22, 2009 | Written by Patricia Murphy

Running Again

I have 3.5 weeks before the trip, and I better hunker down and get some tone back becasue we’ll be taking lots of pics!  I have had too much rest and too much butter pecan ice cream. So I’m back in the training zone. I love to do 2 runs, 2 swims, 2 bikes, 2 lift sessions, and 2 yoga sessions each week. That’s a perfect week for me exercise wise. It’s why I prefer triathlons over marathons. All that running hurts my feet! I like to mix it up a bit. This morning I tried to get out of the house without the pups, but they gave me that look! You know the one. So I leashed them up and attached them to my hipster Camelback. They really do drop my pace from about a 9:30 to a 9:15 because they like to run fast. Here are the details of the run. This is such an easy trail run to do from the house. Just out the door, and up to the Water Tanks. There’s a trail marker at exactly 1.5 miles, so I make sure I touch it before I turn around. I can’t believe what a blessing it is to live next to this park. I think I’d go a little bonkers if we didn’t have that beautiful mountain just steps away. That was one smart move we made, anyway, getting this house next to South Mountain.

My Park