Monday, July 19, 2010

The Ferrari and the Jeep

We had a fantastic time camping this weekend with plenty of hiking, swimming, eating, drinking and campfires. The weather was perfect and the park was beautiful.

On both Saturday and Sunday morning, hubs and I set out for a run through the woods. There was a trail from our campground all the way around Cyprus Lake for a nice 5K loop. The trail was well marked and easy to follow along the shore-line, with a constant view of the lake.



Before pic:



The trail was relatively mild in some spots...





And more rugged in others:







We stopped for a few photo ops along the way:

Can you spot me?





After pic:





On this very rare occasion, I found myself leading the way with hubs trailing behind me. I have no fear on the trails and loved every minute of it, bounding through the woods, leaping over and around obstacles, while he stepped carefully along behind me. At one point, as I looked back over my shoulder to see how far behind he was, hubs called out "I'm a Ferrari, not a Jeep!" Apparently, I'm a Jeep!

It was the perfect way to start both days. After
Friday's long run, the variety of terrain and slower pace felt amazing on my legs. Jumping straight in the lake after each run felt pretty great too!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I'll be catching up soon.

45 comments:

Jess said...

Looks like fun! Although, I'd be like Hubs over those rocks and roots!

ShutUpandRun said...

That trail looks tough in places! Glad you didn't bite it. Looks like a great time.

Laura said...

I love trail running but am klutzy so I would probably be one of those really old rickety jeeps.
Looks like a great weekend!

Lacey Nicole said...

so much fun!!!!!!!!!! and i love your hubs' comment. too funny. and so descriptive of running out of your element. can i be a prius?!?! :)

Indi said...

Go Jeep, Go!!! :) What a great way to spend a weekend. Trail runs are tough, but so much fun with having to navigate all the terrain.

Jocelyn said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!!

teacherwoman said...

LOVE the analogy! Too cute! And the pictures are wonderful! Nice job to you both!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend, thanks for sharing!

Hannah said...

So fun! I love the pictures. What a neat place to run!

I'm sorry I haven't said it before now, but it was great meeting you pre-race in Seattle! I am so far behind, but catching up. Right now.

Heather said...

What a fun weekend - looks like a great place to run!

H Love said...

you are looking long and lean lady!! looks like fun! so cool you can run with your hubby.

Mark said...

Nice! Looks like a sweet time! The swimming sounds good!

dietitianontherun.com said...

HA! Thats definitely a "quote of the day" - ;) These are great pics! Did you wear any special trail-running shoes? That looks like it could be hard on the feet!

Angie Bishop said...

wow!!! Those trails look fantastic!
Glad you had fun and sweet that you got to jump in the lake right after!

Tricia said...

So fun! And I have that hat, love it!

Johann said...

That is great! Lovely pics! Now I know what to call the fast runners I always beat on trail runs.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You look GREAT! where did you get the cool hat??

I would not call you a Jepp perse but totally all terrain.. I would not be able to keep up, I TRIP and fall on my face, I don't lift my legs up at all. does that make me a backhoe?

Runners Fuel said...

Lokos like so much fun! I love trail running. I think I'm a Jeep, too.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Those trails look amazing! I am sooo jealous. I can not wait to get back out on trails but for now it's the road (and rarely the treadmill) for me.

You had to love being in the lead!

destination262 said...

Oh your trail run looked awesome! Almost like an obstacle course at some parts. What a great way to switch up your runs. And yay for camping! I haven't been yet this season! Fun!

ajh said...

Love the ferrari and jeep comment. I'd be the ferrari for sure!

Bethany + Ryan said...

lol, Hubs looks much happier after the run tho! :-) i am going to take part in your medal post. i already took all the pics, just need to post. not sure what to title the post tho, lol

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I am a jeep for sure.

How I miss the trail running...just not enough time for all of it :)

J said...

Wow that looks like an awesome run!!! I would have walked up all those hills.

Middle Name Marie said...

Looks like you had an awesome weekend! I think I might be a bit more of a Ferrari with aspirations of being a Jeep one day

Emz said...

How is it you look just as awesome at the start as as the finish?!? Seriously. This kills me.

And those rocks would have killed me too. ;)

Heidi said...

HAHAHA That's one of the funniest comments I've ever heard. Sounds like you guys had a great, active little get away.

Denise said...

that is too cute! put a huge smile on my face. i think my hubs in more a ferrari, too. i'm more of a bulldozer. :-)

joyRuN said...

Looks like a great time, Ms. Jeep!

The Happy Runner said...

Ha! I bet Jeeps have more fun ;-)
Great pics!

RunningLaur said...

aw, that's way too cute.

ps. I'm looking at a potential job offer that may bring me to Toronto - if so, we need to talk! :)

funderson said...

NICE! I'm a jeep too...

livelaughloveandrun said...

Trail runs scare me! How did you get used to them? Great pics!

Rad Runner said...

you 2 look great b4 annnnnd after! :)Gotta love the trails! There is nothin' like them!

Christine said...

LOL - looks like an awesome trail! LOve the Ferrari/Jeep comparison :)

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

We love Cyprus Lake. Isn't it beautiful!

runnernic.com said...

Love all the pics!!! looks like you guys had a great weekend!!

Anne said...

That looked like such fun...and I too love the comment :)

Jamie said...

OMG your husband's comment is hilarious - love it! Looks like a beautiful trail!

Char said...

Those sorts of trails are so mentally demanding. You have to watch every step. I find them much tougher than running on pavement. Beautiful pics. What a lovely area to run in.

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lilmeg said...

You are HAWT!

Deb said...

Way to go! I'm not sure I'll ever do trail running. I like running on my nice even paths and I like hiking on uneven ground. No going fast on uneven ground though. I'd be like your husband!

Julie said...

oh my word, that trail looks crazy!!! your husbands comment is awesome!! I'd rather be a jeep than a ferrari, myself! :)

aron said...

beautiful pics!!! sounds like such a fun day :)