Could this possibly be the the Bear Lake Monster? If it is then he's in pretty rough shape.
Oh what a race this was! I wasn't even signed up to do this one until about 2 weeks ago. I had fretted and worried about not having a race to run this weekend since it was to be my longest run of 20 miles for the marathon training and I just knew I didn't want to head outside and do 20 miles all on my own. When this race showed up on Facebook advertising a last minute half price entrance I immediately jumped all over it. I am one to not pass up a good deal. (never mind the fact that I had to drive 3 hours away to get to it.) In fact, after it was all said and done I thought to myself "You drove over 200 miles away just to run 20 miles, what were you thinking?" Oh, that's right, I tend to not do that sometimes. I'm all about the adventure!
My son-in-law Wade and my grandson Miles came on this adventure with me. My daughter had to work and so she didn't go with us. We got to the Logan area on Friday night and Wade's parents were so kind to let me stay at their place. It's so funny to hear my little grandson call us all "PaPa" He hasn't quite learned how to say grandma yet so basically he has 4 "PaPas". What a funny little guy.Jody and her hubby were at the KOA campground just 1/2 mile down the road and happened to see a bunch of runners going by. They came out and found me and snapped this photo. I ran over to her and tossed her my jacket. I was so glad I didn't have to run the distance with that thing weighing me down.
|A view of Bear Lake about 1/2 way up the mountain.|
|I was a little bit afraid of running into wildlife but this was the only moose I saw on my run.|
|My cute friends Jody and Doran. They decided I needed some company and I'm so glad they did. It's so much fun to run with other people who understand my craziness. They continued running with me all the way to the finish line.|
|Coming on in to the finish line area|
A quick smile and showing my medal before getting ready to head down the road. This time I would stay out of the hills and just run on a beautiful paved biking and running path around Bear Lake. I planned to just go out 3 1/2 miles and then turn around and come back. I ran back to the KOA with my friends and said good-bye to them and then set off to get it done.
Now it seems like this should be the end of this adventure but it doesn't stop here. I decided to head down to the lake and go sit in the water for a little muscle recovery. The guy at the state park entrance let me go in for free since I wasn't going to be hanging out here all day playing. That was super nice of him.
|I took off my shoes and socks and climbed in ever so carefully. The water was a little cool and took my breath away.|