It isn't too often that I write about daily activities. Today I was thinking though, if I were to come across this blog what would I want to know about this guy? Well the first thing that came to my mind is 'what is this guy doing every day to stay in shape'?
So, today I got up at 4am, got my clothes and lunch ready for work, and then headed to Polecat Trail off of Cartwright Road in Boise. The weather was kind of chilly, 39 degrees, but perfect for running. The colder it is, the less energy your body has to use to regulate your core temperature as you begin running. I am not sure what temperature it is that your body actually uses energy to warm up in addition to the heat created from running. When I was in McCall on Saturday it was 8 degrees and I was sweating, so who knows.
When I got to the trail the sky was clear, other than some thick fog banked up against the mountains near Bogus Basin. A full lap around Polecat is just over 6 miles and I was able to finish it today in just over 48 minutes which was my fastest time ever. The sun wasn't quite up yet so I decided to add a short 3.5 mile loop at recovery pace so I could catch the sunrise from the top of the highest point on the trail. The sunrises and sunsets there are amazing. Go check it out!