|Love that skinny flower strewn trail|
|Such good running buddies|
About three months after Mr B and i started dating, i ran my first half marathon of the season. When i came back from Moab with a medal and on a racing high, he expressed interest in training for a half marathon. He ran track (and a little cross country) in high school, but it had been a long time since he had run more than a couple of miles. So i built up a running plan for him and since then we have put in a lot of miles together. Mr B still doesn't run as many miles as me (nor does he intend to) but he usually schedules himself to run part of my long Saturday runs with me. The Saturday after my Ragnar Ultra, i wasn't scheduled to run as many miles (muscle recovery) so it was a perfect opportunity for us to do a destination trail run.
We woke up early Saturday morning and headed up to Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. There we did an 11 mile run all the way around Jenny and String Lake. It was beyond breathtaking.
|Water so calm|
|Skinny shaded trail|
|Through the marshes around String Lake|
|About half way through the run|
|Can't get much prettier than that|
At the end of the road we were hot, tired and hungry--so we went for a refreshing swim and enjoyed a delicious picnic at the edge of the lake.
It turns out that my love of running and Mr B's love of hiking/being in the mountains make an EXCELLENT combination. It seems we compliment each other rather well.