Grand Canyon Hiking & Running
Greetings from the Grand Canyon! My husband and I vacationed for a couple of days there after visiting Zion National Park.
In the mornings, I got up and ran on the canyon rim trail. Most of my running has been hilly while on vacation, but hiking seems to work the soreness out. It was cold - in the 20's in the mornings, but I warmed up quickly. I took a very short run (.6 mile) on the steep Bright Angel Trail, just for fun. The most exciting part was seeing four elk on the rim trail when I was alone. I stopped running, called my husband on my cell phone to tell him how big they were and they slowly passed me by. Phew!
After I ran, we hiked for hours (perfect hiking weather) and took lots of rest breaks.
And just hung around the park!
This was one of my favorite parts of our hikes - close to the rim!
|El Tovar Decorated for Christmas|
We ended our vacation stargazing before turning in at the El Tovar Hotel, built in 1905. The floors were uneven. They felt funny to walk on first thing in the morning when you're kind of drowsy!
It was a fun vacation! I ran 15 miles yesterday here at home and five miles with my dog today. I'm running fewer miles than I had planned, but they're pain-free and I'm excited about running the marathon in January.