Saturday, February 13, 2010


Today marks a big day . . . . our recovery week is D-O-N-E!!!! Man this was a rough week. Yes it was great to have some "extra time" during the week but I think I spent most of it either feeling sick or taking care of a sick Peanut. I am done with the sickies. Sickies be gone I tell ya! Today was probably the hardest run for me yet and we only ran 12 easy miles from Cavitt to Twin Rocks . . . or close to. Let's back up shall we?

Today we had a special guest . . .

Meet Hank. Captain Kirk & Wonder Woman's beloved baby!

Hank was super excited to run with the group today even if his Valentine Jessica didn't show.

I think everyone was fairly excited to run 12 easy miles and the day was absolutely gorgeous to boot. I, on the other hand, am battling the same tummy bug the Peanut battled earlier this week. It isn't fun and it isn't pretty but I managed to make it out to the run. Like I said, sickies be gone. I am done with you.

How could I not make it out today! Just look at that!

Coach Nikon as usual arrived early with Pidgeon (hee hee) to mark the course. They ran out six miles with the usual pink ribbons and some flour to point us in the right direction. This was the first time I had been on this part of the trails, which is also part of the American River 50 miler. The single track was great. I only wished I had more juice in the legs and body to enjoy it.

I could not wait to see this!
6 mile marker aka the turn around! yes!

The 6 miles back was rough but I survived. I am on the mend. Unfortunately the same can not be said of poor Vans. Happy Valentine's Day honey .  . . you have the sickies now. Ugh. Even more unfortunate is the fact that I bought Vans an entry into the Folsom Lake Trail Runners race tomorrow out at Folsom Point as his Valentine's Day gift . . . at least he only has to run 3+ miles.

While I was out running, Vans and the Peanut were on a mission . . . the car wash!

The Peanut was practicing her balancing skills.

Goodbye recovery week . . . it wasn't fun. The next two weeks our group has some major mileage to conquer. I am very excited about next Saturday's run so stay tuned. All I keep thinking is that it was a good thing I felt sick today instead of next week .  .. that would have been really ugly.


  1. I bet Hank is a GREAT runner. Beautiful shot of the trails. ;)

  2. Amazing trails.
    Hope you are feeling 100% real soon.
    I would not mind having Hank as my running companion.

  3. With recovery week in the rear view, we have some BIG runs coming up. Next weekend is going to be fun!

    Hank had fun running with the group, but he did pick up a new friend along the way, one i just noticed -a tick!

    Hope you start to feel better!

  4. Kirk it should be a crimne to be up at 6:26am on valentines day.


  5. Way to push through the sickies!! Hope you're feeling better!!