Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hello.

I would start by saying that I'm going to get back on top of this whole blogging thing, but I've said that before and it didn't happen, so who knows. I have a race coming up in a few weeks, Old Gabe 50k. I haven't been doing any running, only some hiking and biking, but I'm going to start the race anyway. I think I'm going to start some training now in order to get in shape for some later summer ultras. I ran/hiked up and down mt. Baldy yesterday, about 4 miles, then ran about 3.5 miles barefoot (my first completely barefoot run.) Then biked around town about 15 miles. I just moved from Livingston to Bozeman, which has a pretty good bike route system. I went on a 4 day 3 night 30 mile solo backpacking trip in yellowstone a couple weeks ago, which was a blast. The weather is finally good for the most part now, and there is so much stuff to do outdoors. I love it.

I think I will post more soon and frequently, but no promises.

7 comments:

Hoyawolf said...

what surface are you running barefoot on? i want to incorporate some into my training but am wary of injury...

Josh said...

Hoyawolf,

I ran on smooth cement sidewalk. It's all about building up slowly. The bottoms of my feet are pretty sensitive so I can't go very far at the moment, but I've been wearing minimalist shoes for a while now, so the muscles in my feet and lower legs are somewhat developed.

Nick said...

You do still remember how lucky you are being out there....right?
A solo trip in Yellowstone? How cool is that!

Kim said...

Hey! I think I know you, although you are somewhat disguised in your mountain man persona.

What do you think of living out there? Contemplating future moves.

Josh said...

Nick,

Oh yes, I remember.

Kimba,

I love it here, mountains and trails to play on all day long. I'm not sure about future moves, I'll probably stay in MT for another year or so.

chris mcpeake said...

WOW .. you sure got a great place to bike and run.

Luc said...

Great to hear from you again! If you do post, rest assured that you have readers. If you don't, then we'll all just assume that you're out enjoying Montana. :) Have fun and good luck training!