This past weekend my sister and I went exploring through Bandera, Texas. We had a gorgeous campsite (with our own private swimming hole) at the Hill Country Natural Area. Since we are both endurance junkies, Sunday was spent covering a lot of miles throughout the hill country. My sister did a gnarly 60 mile gravel bike ride with around 40+ people including Lance Armstrong. It was Mellow Johnny's inaugural Graveltopia. I'm not a very confident cyclist so I spent Sunday trail running and covered around 15-17 miles (I forgot to start my Strava). It was a great training run for a 30K I have this weekend. I also was able to scout some of the trail for the Bandera 50K which I'm doing in January. The best part was passing a few horses on the trail. That means I'm not going too slow, right?
It was HOT, dirty, and challenging but we both had a blast. Texas has such wild terrain! I am constantly blown away. I miss the mountains daily but Texas keeps on surprising me.