Road/ Trail Run:

7 miles of pure awesomeness.

Today is our last day in the beautiful Nevada. Okay, well the beautiful mountain part of Nevada. Not the hot desert part.

Today I wanted to take a different route; I wanted to see where the trail actually started. I looked at a map…

"I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'M THE MAP!" *Name that kid's show!

“I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’M THE MAP!” *Name that kid’s show!*

… and I found that the other trailhead was 2 miles away from where we are staying! So I hit the road…

"I'm the road, I'm the road, I'm the road, I'm the road, I'M THE ROAD!" *Not in a kid's show*

“I’m the road, I’m the road, I’m the road, I’m the road, I’M THE ROAD!” *Not in a kid’s show*

 

… and ran the two miles through the beautiful valley! Said “Hello!” to some horses, baby calves, baby sheep, and a llama. Yep. A llama.

When I got to the trailhead, it informed me that I was running on a historical landmark. SCORE!

You go, Martin Luther.

You go, Martin Luther.

There are just so many more trail options at this trailhead! I can’t believe I have never tried it before! I could’ve gone exploring! Oh well. There will be more trips to Nevada!

I ran up to a different trail called “Lonesome Trail.” Lonesome connected to Jobs Peak (the trail that gets me home), so I thought running it would get me some extra mileage!

It's lonesome out here... on Lonesome Trail...

It’s lonesome out here… on Lonesome Trail…

 

At around mile 5, a stray dog started runnin’ with me. That’s cool and all, but he had an owner because he had a collar on. Every time I would try and look at his tags, he would run away from me, but then come right back as soon as I started running again. What?

"Hey guys! I found Fido! I found Fido you guys!" *Name that YouTube video*

“Hey guys! I found Fido! I found Fido you guys!” *Name that YouTube video*

He finally ditched me at mile 6.

Today on my run, I was supporting my Team In Training Kansas Chapter training jersey, my UnderArmour tights, my short PRO Compression socks, and my BrooksRunning Pure Cadence shoes!

Sorry for the ugly-sweaty face. I know it's attractive.

Sorry for the ugly-sweaty face. I know it’s attractive.

"Booty booty booty booty rockin' in a well!" *Name that hilarious YouTube video*

“Booty booty booty booty rockin’ in a well!” *Name that YouTube video*

*If you haven’t seen any of these YouTube videos, you are a deprived child.*

And guess what guys! It’s PhotoBomb Friday!!!!!!!!

I’m still accepting photobombs, so make sure you send them to runningsmallrs@gmail.com!

I’ll post in a few hours!

Until then,

Run on.