I won’t lie, it’s kinda strange not having a race this weekend. I should have. I was originally signed up to the Corner Canyon 25K in Draper, but I sold the spot because we held a Bugout Run this weekend. Slightly, bummed … but … not really. I committed to the races months and months ago and another reason why I am not racing AS MUCH in 2016 then this year.
But, that’s a post for a whole other day.
It was still an awesome weekend and the Bugout Run was a lot of fun. We met up at the mouth of Emigration Canyon here in Salt Lake City. After we helped grade and provide feedback on people’s bugout bags we headed out on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail for the run.
Well, I should say the Bugout Run is a mixture of running and/or hiking. It’s really an individual decision. Depending on the event Jorge will go out with the runners and I will go with the hikers. The run is designed to tailor itself to all people of all fitness abilities.
The total hike was just over five miles. It’s a beautiful trail. I tried to capture it with the picture I took above. But, pictures don’t do it justice. At all. You really have to do it to experience it. The terrain is both doable and challenging. The hike up to our turn around point near “The Living Room” is rather steep. It really gives your quads a good burn.
And, that was also on design. At the turn around point we did a set of leg exercises — 40 jumping jacks, 40 jumping squats, 40 climbers and 40 lunges. After hiking UP the trail to do those wasn’t easy and was done to induce fatigue and to somewhat simulate what you’d encounter during an emergency.
Then on our way down Jorge and Spencer taught a couple techniques on how to start a fire with flint and a knife. I’ve never done that before and it was pretty cool learning the skill. You’d think an Eagle Scout should KNOW this skill, but you have to remember I was pretty much the World’s Worst Eagle Scout. Even ask my Mom … she pretty much earned my Eagle more than me.
And, that is one reason why I am doing The Bugout Run. Not only do I want to learn the skills, but I believe in it and I’ve always believed in the importance of putting into practice what you’re learning. There is no greater teacher than actually DOING it.
NEXT COUPLE OF RACES: THE HAUNTED HALF
These two races are kinda inseparable, so I couldn’t really separate the two when talking about one and not the other. My next couple of races are the two Haunted Half races. The first being this weekend here in Salt Lake City and the second in Provo next week on Halloween.
These two races are fun. This is the third year I’ve done the SLC race and second doing Provo. This is also the second time I’ve swept both courses. All of that pretty much translates to this … it’s going be to a PARTY!
It’s been a while since I’ve swept a course … well okay, a month ago at Big Cottonwood. But, still that seems like forever. This is my favorite pacing assignment for many reasons, but when you put into account that you’re dressed up and it’s a party — it just makes it THAT much better.
Registration is still open for both races! Come run with me! Or run faster than me and then come back and join the party!
5.2 miles of hiking today at the @bugoutrun. Overall today I got 8+ miles including — mowing the lawn, walking aimless around Walmart and pacing while talking on the phone. Not a bad day for steps, eh? Plus, that hike was a doozy! #fitness #health #wellness #hiking #fitbit #emergencypreparedness #prepping #lowtestosterone #hypothyroidism #hypothyroid #weightlossjourney #weightloss @fight4phat @running180 @mejosher @bugoutrun @fitbit @fitsnapapp
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” #robertfrost A photo posted by Joshua O. Snow Hansén (@mejosher) on
“Without Knowledge, action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.” #AbuBakr The main principle of our bugout events are two-fold. One, it’s to teach survival skills, the importance of emergency preparedness and to jump start others preparation. Second, it’s to put into action the knowledge we have of preparedness. If we KNOW what to do without putting into action do we really KNOW it’ll work? Join us November 21st for our next event. We’ll be somewhere in Utah County. Check our FB page for updates. #emergencypreparedness #bugout #survival #running #trailrunning #hiking #fitness @bugoutrun
I found my answer to being deathly allergic to cats. #poundpurry #bestpartisitdoesntpoop #orscratch A photo posted by Joshua O. Snow Hansén (@mejosher) on
FREE MEAL! One thing about my new regime is I am trying to take a healthier direction with my free meals. Typically, I’d go for what sounds good. Could be anything — pizza, fat burritos, etc. But, do I really NEED that? Even though I’m allowed anything for one meal a week. And, of course the answer is no. I don’t NEED it. So I want to change my focus. So for my free meal at @redrobinburgers I did the Bonzai veggie burger with bottomless broccoli … and of course water to drink. Still a substantial meal, but with better choices and less calories. But, it’s not about just cutting calories, it’s about reprogramming my habits, mind and choices. But, seriously, bottomless broccoli is life! #freemeal #redrobin #veggieburger #broccoli #bottomlessbroccoli #dinner #food #weightloss #weightlossjourney #hypothyroid #hypothyroidism #health #wellness #fitness #lowtestosterone @fight4phat @running180 @mejosher @redrobinburgers
I title this selfie, “Church is in 5 minutes.” A close second was, “How the hell am I going to style this hair?” #longhairproblems A photo posted by Joshua O. Snow Hansén (@mejosher) on
MONTHLY MILEAGE UPDATE 2015Total Mileage Breakdown for 2015 2015 Training Miles – 223.25 miles 2015 Walking Miles – 374.55 miles 2015 Race Miles – 374.3 miles 2015 Total Miles – 972.1 miles Monthly Total Miles for 2015 January – 78.8 miles February – 72.85 miles March – 115.3 miles April – 76.3 miles May – 97.4 miles June – 131.15 miles July – 101.65 miles August – 110.2 miles September – 115.69 miles October – 78.75 miles
A LITTLE MONDAY (DE)MOTIVATION
#fitness #health #running #workout #motivation #inspiration #fitlife #fitspiration #chocolate #food #snacks #gym #run #diet @demotivatedfitness A photo posted by Demotivated Fitness™ (@demotivatedfitness) on