But let me back track a bit. The run from my house to Draper is mostly downhill. I love running downhill! I brought Ozzy along with me. We encountered a bit of rain the first few miles, but nothing too bad. The next few miles were beautiful. The sun peeked through the clouds and giant sun rays where shining through the cloulds and onto the mountains all around the valley. Stunning! When it started getting dark and I called Jeff trying to figure out if I was on track. He didn't know the exact address, and after a few chats and texts I decided to just continue west. As it was growing darker I looked in my pack for my flash light only to find it was missing. Bummer. Luckily I was wearing a bright yellow top and lots of reflective gear. I got to the frontage road and thought I was nearly there but I hit a dead end. At the same time a car came up next to me driving really slowly (I think he was as lost as me) and I was happy to have both Ozzy and my pepper spray with me. I had two choices. A field with a large antlered dear bounding toward me, or turn around and go back the way I came. I chose the latter.
This accidental adventure was amazing! I had so much fun! It was just what I needed.
1 hour 46 minutes
9:49 minute/mile pace