Ok! SO! I'm still in full recovery... mostly from that tragically LONG race report! Hee hee. I'm also taking the month of July completely OFF from structured training. Yup. That's right. NO SCHEDULE! I'm essentially swimming, biking, and running when and where and however long I feel like it. What I noticed after about a week of VERY little activity immediately following Lake Stevens, was that I turn into a bit MORE of a head-case. I know, I know... hard to believe but it's true. Kathryn actually said to me, "Can't you call Liz and tell her that you've made a mistake? That taking an unstructured month was a bad idea?" Hilarious... sort of.
July also happens to be a month FULL of family fun and festivities! We just got back from a little jaunt into the Oregon woods at Silver Falls. We hugged pretty much every tree we could and powered through what we like to refer to as, "The Batan Death Hike"... covering 10 miles of wooded trails and viewing no less than 7 of the 10 gorJESUS falls! Guess what? I only had to carry Tom, the 5 year old, for a mile and quarter of that hike! What an ANIMAL he is! Anywho... enjoy some pics from the trip.
Hope you're all happy, healthy, and learning something new!
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