|The Ultimate Bling!|
One other note from today, I went without music, which was definitely the right call on a crowded, rainy trail, and it allowed me a few additional conversations that I otherwise would have missed; i.e., Justin, the recently graduated Wake law student at the start line / miles 2-4 with the fellow from Wilmington regarding marathons / miles 7-9 with the Tenn native talking SEC football and the "good ol' days" / miles 16-18 with the young lady that actually dragged me home through the final hills. I will be back to the iPod for the marathon, but today was a nice change of pace when it came to social interaction. Maybe it's just the nature of cross-country.
ORIGINAL POST: 9/23 Tomorrow morning I'm running my favorite route, at a distance and day that fits perfectly into the marathon plan, with aid stations, t-shirts, and unique pottery finisher medals all thrown in. How perfect is that! In addition, proceeds from the 22nd Annual Salem Lake 30k Trail Race benefit trail maintenance and improvements.
|The 7 milers run one full loop. The 30k group is out and back to WSSU|
It's not too late. Registration is available at 4 Runners Only today and possibly at the Lake in the morning, although you should call first as participation is capped. See you on the trail for what promises to be a Psalm 126:2 morning!
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongue with shouts of joy! - Psalm 126:2