If you're grossed out by road rash, scraped up legs and a little blood... look away. The trail we rode was not easy but rather it was super technical. I'm a decent bike rider but nothing to write home about. I tend to think I do better on two feet than I do on two wheels.
This confirms my theory. Not gonna lie, it hurt. But pouring hydrogen peroxide on my legs hurt even worse. I didn't cry but I came very close. I spent the rest of Saturday nursing my wounds and eating sushi.
Sunday was long run day with 8 miles on the schedule. I was definitely sore but I did fine. I got home, showered and Steve decided I needed to get back on the bike after wiping out so bad the day before.
We went to a different trail that was confirmed by a real person to be beginner friendly and thankfully that's exactly what it was! It was still a blast too. I'm glad he convinced me to give it another go.
My totals for the day:
8 mile long run
7.35 mile trail ride
Approx 1300 calories burned
We celebrated by making chicken stuffed hatch chiles wrapped in bacon. Amazing and totally worth the calories burned earlier in the day.
Monday was a rest day and while I usually dislike rest days, this one was quite welcome. :)
All in all, it was a good experience. I still love trail riding mostly because I get to spend quality time with Steve but also for the challenge. The key is just to stay upright so you don't have to explain your road rash a million times. ;)