Almost uncontrolled ascent

March 6, 2008

The weather was perfect for my first run outside since last weekend

Right after work today, I headed out to Little Mulberry to run the Ravine Loop. As you can probably guess from the name, there are some hills on the trail. It’s been a while since I’ve done the whole loop, and I forgot how steep it was.

The first half was a barely controlled descent. I’m amazed I didn’t end up tumbling head over heels on the way down. Wooooo Hoooo! That was fun. Boy, it was great to get off the treadmill I’ve been on a couple times this week.

Coming back up, I rapidly got exhausted. My knee started hurting. My legs were burning. I could barely breathe. Matter of fact, I could barely had control of my arms or legs I was so tired. Whew, it was a barely controlled ascent.

Afterwards, I had to do an easy 1/2 mile flat loop on the pavement just so I could regain some sense of myself.

It was marvelous.