Half week of sunshine – other half snow

This was a strange week. I had looked at the weather forecast so I knew to expect some awesome days and then awful days. I spent two days running in the Four Mile area where my upcoming 50 miler takes place. The area is deceivingly tough. While it looks flat, there is nothing flat- the trails roll in and out of small drainage’s which make it really tough. The area has little cover so the wind whips up a lot of dust. I also took the dogs up Midland hill and there was still a lot of snow up on top, but the river was still needed when they got down.

When we got back, the dogs took advantage of the new grass in the courtyard.

The warm weather brought out the ground squirrels so the dogs have been obsessed looking under every rock

And then, the second half of the week came. We walked back from Whiskey Wednesday in the snow.

The poor weather gave me an excuse to cook. I made 6 wraps of campfire salmon and a giant pot of veggie chili. To give a little perspective, I put my large Yeti cup next to the chili pot.

The dinning room chairs also came so I had another project to keep me busy while inside.

Even though I’ve been to yoga everyday this week, being cooped-up was driving me nuts so I went out for a run today. The weather was high 30’s and sunny when I left, but when I got to the top of Midland hill 49 minutes later, a snow storm has set in. It was snowing fairly hard for about an hour and then cleared up so I extended my run north on the Broken Boyfriend Trail. I put my Strava feed for the climb below since this is my benchmark to beat this summer.

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:48:55 00:46:15 2.87 16:08 6:14 1,690.94
hours hours mi. min/mile min/mile ft.

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