Trail Zealot

Colorado hiking, Appalachian Trail thru-hiking, and more...

Jan. 11, 2020, 12:45 p.m.

Good ol' Boulder Valley Ranch. I realized today how close that is to "Hidden Valley Ranch". No wonder momo likes it so much there. Sarah took that pooch on a walk while I ran. Good thing too, because 1) I felt very out of shape and 2) there were many doggies out and about. I don't know how I would have handled the confluence of those two factors.

This was my first real run back from being sick. I was really sucking wind. There was a cruel headwind once I finished climbing the steep spot, so I effectively felt like I kept going uphill. I don't mind being out of shape, because it gives me a chance to enjoy getting better again. Man. I was even breathing heavy going downhill. Woof woof.

Also, I wouldn't trust the HR values before the 14:00 mark. Seems like it couldn't establish a reading because I hadn't started sweating.