A Local Gem
The Big K has generously opened up their 2500 acre ranch-resort for me to train on. There are not many public trails near here, but I now have multiple new routes available on gravel and equestrian trails less than 10 minutes from home. It is just the kind of terrain I need to train for trail races, and you can't beat the views!
|From the top of the BigK- Views can be a little distracting on a run :)|
I've known this family for over 13 years and they are the "real deal"- Good people, ready to show their guests how to have a great time. You can check them out on Facebook, Twitter @BigKRanch or Youtube.
My hope is to see The Big K host some trail races on their panoramic piece of Southwest Oregon.
A year ago, when I learned about the link between nutrition and recovery (You can read the post HERE), I decided to get serious about fueling. This year I will be racing as a member of the HoneyStinger "Hive".
|Sorry it's a little blurry. It was the best I could do with my 35$ camera :)|
If you haven't tried them, HoneyStinger products are fantastic! I am blessed to be able to use their healthy, natural, training and racing fuels. So far I am in LOVE with the Dark Chocolate Mocha Cherry Pro bars and will have to hide them from myself! They are that good.
As I have mentioned earlier, I am preparing to run my first 50K trail race. I have gone back and forth about which race to do, and finally settled on one in mid- February. It looked as though I would be ready for the distance, (if not at any tremendous speed), but there have recently been a few bumps in the road. In search of freedom, I left the rules a bit behind and now have to let my body absorb some of it. :)
Rescheduling for later in the year might be the best option for me and my family, but I am looking forward to it- whenever the timing is right. God has a plan for me that is best. I need to trust Him and not be too eager to take over. This verse will be in my heart for a few weeks
Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
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