Day 23… A Romp In the Field
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After a long day in the classroom and an early dinner with a good friend I was anxious to get out and stretch the legs. My brother-on-law decided to join me and to hit the trails behind their house. It is much different running through farmers fields just outside of Burlington than running on Killington.
As we got further away from the house and into the trail and fields the distance between us started to grow. My brother-in-law has been a gym rat for years, hitting the weights and treadmill inside each morning before work. A few falls later in the mud he is starting to learn about the joys and wonder of trail running. He will be a convert, I have faith. Throughout the run I had no idea where I was going, I just kept twisting and turning and it definitely kept Pat on his toes. There was one stretch in which I took use through some seriously overgrown fields. Our legs are full of war wounds tonight. I hope none of it was poison ivy or poison parsnip! He caught up to me when I stopped at the mile marker and did 10 burpees. Yes, burpees! They seem to be making their way into all my workouts, I am just prepping for the Spartan Beast. Joe Desena indicated in an email that I better get going on my burpees before the race in August so that’s exactly what I am doing!
Lastly, I have to thanks all the folks at Spartan Race for profiling, Dirt In Your Skirt and myself on their blog today. A huge thanks to Brian for writing the article and Carrie for posting me as a Spartan Chick. I am proud to join the ranks of some amazingly strong women! You can read Brian’s article —HERE—