I swear, South Texas needs to get it together!! It’s the end of October already and I’m still sweating through my runs. I set out last night around 6:30 and, at first, it wasn’t too bad. There was actually a breeze. But then I started outrunning the breeze and couldn’t feel it anymore. I had to resort to pouring water on my head by the last mile – something I had been doing all summer.
The trails were pretty crowded and I could tell other runners were suffering. I heard very little talking and lots of grunting, huffing and puffing. The only exception was a hardcore blonde who looked like she was military-trained, bolting through with her two dalmatians. My route ends with two hills, and over time I have been able to conquer them. They are nothing compared to what I’ll be running up in 11 days at the Enchanted Rock Trail Race.
The Rock is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1,825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States.
(From the Enchanted Rock State Park website)
I came home to an amazing meal made by my husband. This was a first for both of us. Baked, stuffed acorn squash. It looked so beautiful and exotic to me. He stuffed it with things like red bell pepper, cauliflower, onion, zucchini, pecans, and I can’t remember what else he told me because I was too busy scarfing it down.