|Wonderland Trail Circumnavigation: This is what you look like after 31 hours of non-stop running/hiking--a bit dirty, hot, and crazed. See that sparkle in my eye though? I did it!!|
On the traumatic end of the week, my partner of 2 years, business partner, running partner, lover, and best friend broke up with me this same week, after the Wonderland run. I was & am devastated. Running has always been a pleasure, but with the memories of running with him and the self reflective nature of running, it has been difficult since. I share this very intimate information with you, my reader, because writing brings me pleasure and my blog is my solace. I try to convey in a deep and honest way my experience through my writing. Anything less would rob you of the pleasure that honest, reflective writing brings. I know this is a long recap of the week, but it's been a long week!
Monday: Lake Padden, 1 hr, 5 miles. 950 feet of climbing.
Tuesday: Day off
Wednesday: Wonderland Trail 95 miles, 27,000 feet of climbing. 31 hours, 11 minutes, 57 seconds. New woman's FKT.
Thursday: Finished the Wonderland Trail
Friday: Day off
Saturday: Day off
Sunday: 20 mile bike ride, 1 hour, 1,200 feet of climbing. Bellingham
Running miles: 100 miles
Running elevation gain: 28,000
Biking: 20 miles
Biking Gain: 1,200
Total Time Running: 32 hr. 11 min
Total Other Exercise time: 1hr
I find writing very therapeutic and it helps me to reaffirm who I am.ReplyDelete
I write about everything because it helps me process. And because true friends don't mind me sharing. And because it's my journal:)ReplyDelete
I read a book called "Wild", about a woman thru-hiking the PCT as a way to deal with events in her personal life. Maybe Ultra Running is your way.ReplyDelete