This was an exciting month of training for the Ascent and getting ready to go hike in Switzerland. I spent the first part of the month training on Barr Trail, Red Mountain, and Iron Mountain to help my body get accustomed to running up for an extended period of time. I was able to sneak in some mountain bike days at Section 16 in Black Forest and Red Rocks. On one particular run coming down the backside of Red Mountain I slipped and cut up my leg pretty bad. It didn't hurt all that much but startled me more than anything. My pride was a little hurt after that though. So glad Caryn was with me and had a wipe in her water bottle holder so I could clean myself up a bit. Other than that, I had no falls coming down Barr Trail during the many extended runs I did on that trail. By the end of the month, I made it all the way to Barr Camp on one of my runs and did it in record time.