On New Year's eve we had some beautiful (but cold for here), weather. It only made sense to make the most of it, so I took my dog (I dog-share with my inlaws. It's complicated.), to a logging road I only recently discovered was any good for running.
This road is only minutes from my house. I have driven past the access road hundreds of times but never went up it until a few days ago, when I figured out it is actually pretty runnable!
You only have to hike or drive up 1600 ft in 2 miles before you start running ☺
The rolling nature of the gravel logging road made this a really fun workout.
I got some climbs, but nothing too serious. And the views were great!
Sorry! It's kind of blurry in macro mode, but I wanted to share what was up there. My hubby has come up here to hunt before and he was surprised the road gates were open.
This is a BLM public access road. A timber company is hard at work on week days, so I suspect they are keeping the gates unlocked for all the log trucks to come up and down.. Which means it's not a good choice for a midweek run.
We beat the sunset back to the car and I found I had left my lights on! Good thing I wasn't out too long.
Runner safety reminder: Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back.
Did you run on New Year's eve?
What are your running goals for this year?
I have one general goal: to stay uninjured. And if I don't make that goal, I'd better have a PR in something to excuse it!
Congratulations to the winners from the Orange Mud contest!
Happy New Year!!