So this was week five in our training and it was absolutely beautiful! We got at least 6 more inches of snow so it made our run on Saturday a little challenging, but it was so worth it! Granted, I ended up walking more that running simply because I kept twisting my ankle on the snowy trail. It was still better than running on the treadmill and way more exciting! I took some pictures with my phone since I was walking most of it and I'm so glad I did. The above is a picture along the Bootleggers Cove and that is totally ice! It was amazingly breathtaking!
As far as my mileage this week was just short of 10 miles even and I'm looking forward to upping that soon! I believe the slow gain of sunshine is helping with that! I'm really looking forward to running more outside and less on the treadmill!
OK, back to the exciting run on Saturday, we had some excitement when we ran right past a resting moose right off the trail and then as we were heading back to the lagoon we ran into another one right on the trail!
Just one of the trials of trail running in Alaska! I love this place! It is cold, it is a little on the dark side sometimes, and I definitely haven't been this pale in a long time but it is all worth while! The views, the animals, and amazing people make it all worth it! By the way, did I mention that I'm becoming a runner! Bring on the run!