Monday - hot yoga with one of my favorite teachers!! Yay!!
Tuesday - 2 miles with the out being a big uphill followed big a gradual downhill which means the back is a gradual uphill but finishes on a downhill
Wednesday - Pure Barre which was tough but I parked in the right parking lot this time!!
Thursday - 3 miles with the sun setting in a glorious ball of pink and orange
Saturday - last long training walk. The question being, did I want to do 12 miles on a more hilly, and more similar to the race trail, or did I want my normal, super flat trail? I was leaning towards the more hilly trail when I remembered there weren't bathrooms on this trail. Okay, super flat trail it is. But I did want to mix it up a little so I parked near my normal turn-around spot and went into somewhat unknown territory. I had gotten a later than I wanted start considering it was going to be hot this weekend but it was still comfortable out when I got started. Off I went and close to 2 miles into it I realized I had made the right choice with the trail with bathrooms as it was fast becoming an emergency to find a bathroom. I rounded the corner and saw a Honey Bucket. Thank goodness!! And then came the realization that the door was locked. What?? Don't panic. There was a map and on it showed a bathroom not to far up the path. So up the path I went and over the bridge and to the bathroom. It was much better than a random Honey Bucket!! After that unscheduled detour it was back to the walk. I was moving pretty good and there were even a few little hills. I was nearing my turn-around and starting to need another bathroom when I heard some cyclists point out an upcoming park. Oh thank goodness!! Parks generally equal bathrooms and sure enough there was a bathroom. I didn't have much further to go so I finished up my 6 and turned around so I could use the bathroom officially on my way back. I'm funny that way, sometimes it is so mental. It was starting to get downright hot but I was coming up on the stretch of the path completely surrounded by trees which immediately cooled me down. The last two miles were not in the shade. I was so ready to be done at this point. And then I was done. Yay!!