Rather than look for an easy 5K to be my first race, I chose an interesting one: the Mountain to Meadow 5K at Lolo Pass on June 15th. It was a beautiful day for a run! :)
Beginning at the Lolo Pass Visitor's Center, the paved road quickly turns to dirt with the usual ups and downs of mountain roads. It was more challenging for my first run, but I prefer fresh mountain air, beautiful views, and dirt under my feet. It was definitely a wonderful choice! :)
The terrain was a little different than I expected (I didn't expect to be running uphill at the end), so my time was not quite as good as I'd hoped based on my recent training times. But I was happy with my run: finished under 30 minutes, placed 1st for my age group, 3rd for women (all ages), and 7th of 41 overall. Success and fun! :)
Hello and welcome to my mountain adventures blog. Whether I'm out hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, etc ... I love spending time in the mountains.
I also enjoy photographing some of these wonderful moments in time and sharing my experiences with others. You are cordially invited to come along and join me on my journey … see you in the next post. :)
-- Nikki Weiss
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"In the gym or out on the trail, Nikki adjusts her personal training to fit you as an individual. She always goes at your pace and does not insist that you conform to her way of doing things. So if you’re looking for a personal trainer who truly works with you as an individual and who provides gentle support and a great sense of humor along the way to achieving your fitness goals, you could not find a better guide in your journey than Nikki Weiss."
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