It seems like the majority of my travel these days has been related to running. Most of the time though, the big event is a race, and not just running for fun. Don't get me wrong, I really do enjoy races...but I'm really looking forward to just enjoying the run, taking in the scenery, not worrying about how fast we're moving, taking pictures, and just appreciating it all. Sometimes it's easy to forget in the day-to-day, but I have a feeling it will be one of those experiences that will remind me how lucky I am to be a runner.
While some of the guys have been busy reading this recommended reading for the trip, I took a different route to learn about how to survive 44 miles in the Grand Canyon. A few weeks ago, I watched this really bad movie called "The Canyon". Here is a list of things I am now well aware of:
- Don't go on a mule ride with a crazy random local guy.
- It is a bad idea to go off the trail...you could get lost.
- Rattlesnakes can kill you.
- Cell phones don't work very well in the Canyon.
- It can be quite hot down there.
- It's sort of a good idea to bring lots of water.
- Don't try to climb vertical rock walls without any experience or equipment.
- If you break your leg in the canyon, you will probably be attacked by wolves.
- If you are a guy there on your Honeymoon, whatever you do don't trust your wife.
Sorry if this ruins it for all of you who have been itching to see this movie.
Seriously, though, I really can't wait to get there and experience it for myself. Maybe it's because I'm from MN and do not get to see places like that very often, but I've already decided it'll be one of the coolest running experiences I'll ever have. And nothing beats a trip with the guys...will be a ton of stories and memories for sure.