Vacation! VACATION! Er, life is a vacation. Right?
I took a three-day weekend last weekend to play in the red rocks of the Moab area. I ran the 50k at the Slickrock races. It was a crazyfun weekend spent in the desert with old friends, new friends, sun, rain, mud, sand, a gigantic Great Dane named Scooby, bonus running miles, and course re-routes because of a “quicksand situation” that involved the full-on sinking of a jeep (This is true!), and good, old-fashioned good times.
I took this photo while hanging out at the Gold Bar Aid Station (I think this was its name.) on Saturday afternoon and night, waiting to cheer my friends running the 100-mile race. Props to everyone who pushed themselves out there last weekend!
There’s more! Tomorrow I head to the Smoky Mountains for a seven-day backpacking trip. I cannot wait to go deep into a mountain range I’ve not yet visited. See you on the other side of awesome.
(Meghan M. Hicks photo credit)