Weekend in the Mountains

Monday: 6m easy 9:39/p

Tuesday: 7m interval (3 x 1 mile @ 6:40/pace), Crossfit

We kicked off our 1 year wedding anniversary right! Friday night dinner and dessert with Cameron’s parents and a lot of wine 🙂


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Saturday morning I woke up extra early to fit in a long run. It was finally a little cooler out and very welcomed. 13 miles later we headed out to Shenandoah National Park to hike and check into our cabin.

It was cute but also kinda creepy…I kept thinking the lighting made it a look a little serial killer-ish. How else do I describe it? hah

Then we headed on the trails. The weather was beautiful, temps were cool and there were too many trails to choose from.

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For dinner we ate at Big Meadows Lodge (where we stayed) and it was outstanding.

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Wine of course, cheese plate, oven roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans.. oh and blackberry cobbler.

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We continued the evening with a bottle of wine back on our porch. Being away from home was so relaxing.


Sunday morning we rolled out of bed to catch the sunrise…


After breakfast we headed out again for more hiking. We both felt accomplished since we did a variety of hikes that included waterfalls, rock climbing and summits with views.

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Today I’m doing my first workout of mile repeats. Wish me luck, these are going to hurt. Especially after all the hiking…my poor calves.

Last Week

Monday: 6m easy 9:24/p, Crossfit

Tuesday: 8m intervals (400, 800, 1200, 1600, 1200, 800, 400)

Wednesday: 8.4m easy 8:58/p

Thursday: 6m easy 9:40/p

Friday: 10m tempo (7 @ 7:47/p)

Saturday: 13m long 8:58/pace, 5m hiking

Sunday: 5m hiking

Total Miles: 51.4 running, 10 hiking (first 50+ mile week!)

Do you like to hike?

What did you do for labor day?