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Oh how I missed Wissahickon Trails

Saturday I had the opportunity to log a few miles on the good ol trails of the Wissahickon. It was great to be back out there. My goal is to get out there as many time as I can before the Blues Cruise 50k in October. I was feeling great. We started out early so it was not too warm at first but it warmed up quickly so I was happy to be in the shade of the trees and hills. We ran just under 15 and I was happy with that. I am a little behind schedule according to the plan I am following but I am confident I will get there as long as I am consistent.

This was my first run in awhile wearing my Nathan Zeal Hydration Pack. I really do love this vest. The front left pocket fits my clementines perfectly and the front right pocket hold my phone since I do not currently need it for the 20 ounce bottle. This was my first time wearing the vest wearing only a tank top and I was happy to report it did not cause any chaffing. I stuck a few saltstick caps int he provided pill pocket which was very convenient. I aim to take an electrolyte tab atleast every hour since I do not drink Gatorade or other sport drinks due to their sugar content and artificial coloring. I prefer to get my sugar from more natural sources like fruit while running.

I will not be able to get back out to the Wissahickon for a few weeks because we are going on vacation on Saturday. I plan to get my long in by my house before we make the drive to Williamsburg, VA. I have been in touch with a local running group in VA and I hope to get in all of my training runs while on vacation. I know my family does not completely understand my running and they may be thinking why do you need to run you are on vacation. Running to me is my vacation. I look forward to running in a new state on new trails with new views. On vacation last year I was training for a half marathon and now this year I am training for a 50k so I'm sure my passion for running is clear to anyone who knows me.


  1. Running on vacation is an awesome way to explore places. I hope you enjoy yourself on those trails :)


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