Well, as I leave Utah for 3 weeks (yeah, I know) come this Saturday, I am unsure exactly when I will be able to get the run in that I had the pleasure of scoping out today. But I do know that when I do, it will be a doozy.
After doing a 12 miler this morning (on less sleep than I would have preferred; forgot about Daylight Savings) I was blessed with great temperatures and a gorgeous sunny sky. My car was begging me to go check out some potential runs in the area and who am I to argue with a talking car?
I had heard about Emigration Canyon, its trails and the like since I first moved to Utah. I figured there is no time like the present and hopped in Oksana (my car) to check it out.
Climbing up through the Canyon, I lamented being single. One can never truly check out the scenery while driving without risking becoming part of it. But what I could see what phenomenal.
When I got to a curve in the road which began to climb steeply, I knew I had to jump out and take a picture with my phone. Hardly the best quality but look at those mountains.
The hill you see behind me will be what I am initially climbing up, just to turn back around and go down. This is not a 100% accurate picture of what I will be running (I might make it closer to 15 miles) but it won't be far off.
Sometimes I wonder what the heck I am thinking. And then I remember, "Oh yeah. You do this simply because you can."