Gasping for air as I slowly trekked up a hill. Catching my breath during the descent. Our hour run along the path from Twin Lakes towards Lake Mary was a huffing and puffing trek for me. My friend and I stopped when we reached the lake to absorb the beautiful scenery and yes, to take in a few deep breaths before we headed back to where we started. This was my Labor Day weekend “long run”.
Only an hour but I felt wiped out in the end. Of course, altitude was the main culprit, but I’m sure the sleepless night I shared with my daughters and hubby contributed as well. Isabel, at 11 mos, was her first time tent camping and Eyva’s 3rd. I anticipated the lack of sleep, but made the commitment to run no matter what. Plus having a friend to run with me made it so much easier to get out there.
Although I was already exhausted, going for a hike with my family on one of many scenic trails in Mammoth was not something I would pass up. However, my husband picked a challenging trail in Tom’s Place with steep ascents/descents. We completed a 2 mile hike and with an 18lb baby in a front pack, my legs terribly ached towards the end. I was not expecting an additional workout that day but it was all worthwhile in the end.