I like my trails like I like my pie.

I really like desserts. I like cupcakes, ice-cream, candy, and pie. I really like pie. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t love some sort of pie. The thing about pie is that there is many ways to enjoy it. You can eat it hot or cold. You can eat it with a scoop of ice-cream. You can get a big piece or a small piece. You can savor every bite or you can eat it like me, as fast as possible then go back for seconds.

I get a lot of people who don’t understand why I am attempting the Appalachian Trail as fast as possible. I do understand where you’re coming from. I would just beg you to consider that there are many ways to enjoy the beauty of the trail. This is how I choose to enjoy it, and I am more excited than I’ve been in a very long time to have this opportunity on such a legendary trail.

Saturday
Miles- 8.03/4.25/8.56 total- 20.84
Time- 1:10/1:15?/1:15 total- 3:30
Found another bald eagle nest out at Rocky Mtn. Project on my first run, and saw 3 bald eagles!!! I was giddy with excitement and felt like I sprinted home to tell Amy! Although at this point in the week that is like 9:00/mile 🙂 So y’all go out and see the birds who sold out to corporate America and put their nest in the middle of Berry’s main campus, I bet they knew they would get a reality show when they moved in there. I’ll stick with running 3 miles from the house to see the not so mainstream birds. #2 was a hike to the House of Dreams with Malachi and our dog Hitch. Malachi killed me on the downhill! #3 was a road run to cap off the week.
Favorite song on shuffle: “Party in my tummy” -Yo Gabba Gabba, it’s worth your time to watch:

Weekly totals
Mileage- 110.11
Time- 19:13

This was a good week, a week that built my confidence. It was my third straight week of 100+ miles and I am not completely destroyed. The toughest part of the week was the 30 miler Friday after the beat down I took on the House of Dreams repeats Thursday. I even had a hard time sleeping Friday night. The supplements have made all the difference in recovery. I am extremely thankful that God allowed this journey to line up with the First Endurance contest so that I would have the best nutrition out there. I will leave you guys with a quote from a good book I am reading. Now to take a Sabbath and eat tons of food tomorrow.

“Failure is just part of the process, and it’s not just okay; it’s better than okay. God doesn’t want failure to shut us down. God didn’t make it a three-strikes-and-you’re-out sort of thing. It’s more about how God helps us dust ourselves off so we can swing for the fences again. And all of this without keeping a meticulous record of our screw-ups.”
-Bob Goff, Love Does

This is a really good looking pie.
This is a really good looking pie.

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2 thoughts on “I like my trails like I like my pie.

  1. Breaking the Appalacian Trail record without running on Sundays seems humanly impossible and I think that’s the point. The only way to succeed is if God shows up! Praying for you and Amy. And may God meet you on the trail!

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