Dirty Feet Team Members (Susan and Robin)
Take three trail runners, place them in a car, blindfold them and then send them to meet another new runner at another new location for the Saturday morning trail run.
The alarm screamed at 5:15am and I hit the floor to begin the process of preparing for my long run of the week. Susan would meet me at my house and then we would pick up Mike at another location a few minutes from the house. I have known Susan for several years, Mike since last weekend, and Renee only through emails.
We arrived at Renee's house at 7am after missing a turn and then drove to another destination, and then another, and then.... well you get it. It was hilarious. After a lot of laughs we began our run at Croft State Park. The best way to describe this course would be to say that it had tons of rolling hills, with long gradual climbing. All very runnable. We all really enjoyed it.
We left after 16ish miles of running and after I returned home I finished another few miles to even my long run to 20 miles. After stopping for a little over an hour I was stiff for the first half mile but then fell into a good pace. Scott rode his bike beside me and I filled him in on the events from the mornings long run adventure. Another fun weekend!!
I love meeting and running with new people. More than anything I love knowing that others have found the gift in trail running. It is ever changing and always fresh and new with adventures.
Without sounded boastful I feel strong and focused. I love where I am at right now. What a great place to be.