Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hill Training at Sugarloaf Mountain and a Family walk at Great Falls

My sister, Cindy and I at Great Falls. Notice the water is quite high...we have had several days of rain; however it is not at flood stage (nor even close)

Gilligan deciding if he will go with Tristan (hiking) or stay with me (running). I think he would have preferred the choice of "staying in the car" but that option was not included in his decision tree!
A self portrait running down Sugarloaf. This was my 2nd lap up the mountain and actually it was a pleasant day to run up and down, up and down.

Gilligan escaping from Tristan off the trail to join me in my jogging. Guess it is obvious who Gilligan's favorite is, isn't it???
Tristan and Gilligan at the start of our hike (again you can see Gilligan is pulling to get to his "favorite" parent)

Today Tristan and I went to Sugarloaf Mountain so I could get a hill workout in preparation of VT100 (?) and he could get ready for his June mountaineering trip up Mt Rainier. We only climbed up and down the mountain for 2 hours (he used the trail, I used the road), so we did not go that far; however, we had more activity in the afternoon when we met up with my sister and my dad at Great Falls for a little more hiking/walking.

The day was pretty nice temperature-wise for both running and hiking. It was a bit overcast; however, after 4 out of the last 7 days having rain, it was a nice change.

1 comment:

CTmarathoner said...

wow --you are planning ahead. I think I will run VT 100 again this year --ultrarunners have short memories!!! I posted photos of my big black and white cat, softy.
Happy holidays to you and your family!!!!