|We look like chipmunks|
|We are really happy for A view|
Sara's husband Luke met us at the turn around with salty snacks and AB&J's. There were plenty of water and coke to go around as well. He ran and out an back so was able to joing us for a few hours which was nice. Once we finished, we had my special almond butter brownies to celebrate Steve's birthday.
I'm really happy for Owen that he is able run and gain confidence on the trails as we head into Big Horn 100 next month. I am feeling more optimistic as well. I've been going to acupuncure for 6 weeks and I started a yoga class last week that complimented the acupuncure, I believe. Last Saturday I ran 3-1/2 hours with leg pain about 80% of the time, range 3-8 on the scale. I went to this yoga class on Sunday specifically for runners and recovery and then hit the trails for another 3-1/2 hours and I had leg pain only 20% of time time. Wow! What a difference it makes mentally to not be in pain a lot of the time, it was actually WAY MORE FUN! 12 summits was much better as well. I am keeping up with the stretches on a daily basis and continuing acupunture. Who knew..? It seems like I tried everything without too much long standing success. I don't think I'm totally in the clear, but I might be on to something. It really is amazing how my outlook is more optimistic about Big Horn and running in general now that I am finding a groove again with running without continual pain. I hope it lasts....