Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday runs are as diverse as it gets

We had 23 runners today for our Sunday morning group run! A diverse group of people (ages 10 through late 50s, all running abilities) ran a 10 mile loop including a couple of hill repeats. The early morning fog made for some beautiful scenery.

After our post-run stretching session, a group of 9 people went for brunch. We talked about gardening, identity theft, breast cancer, facebook, the Mt. Si relay, corn syrup, jelly beans, and football (I am sure I am missing a few).

We have the decaf group, and the black coffee group; we have the soy milk group and the half&half group; we have the vegetarians and the extra-side of sausage group. We have all sorts of occupations and professions.

But we all have one thing in common: we are all ready to go for a run at 8:00 AM on Sundays, regardless of the weather. And the thing is, as we get to know each other more, we realize that we are more alike than what we thought when we first met.

So, if you are looking for a group of people to run with, you know where and when to find us.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Still alive!

We apologize to all of you faithful who read this blog. We have been too distracted by other happenings in our life, but things have calmed down, and we are back in full swing for another year of running and blogging.

Several balanced athlete runners started the year at the Bridle Trails Winter Trail Running Festival which took place yesterday. Some ran the 5 mile loop, the majority ran the 10 mile race, we also had a kid relay team (5 kids and one "grown up" kid) and a pair 50K team.

The race starts at 3:00PM, and for those running the 50K, it finishes sometime between 6:00PM and 7:00PM. A headlamp is required. And a willingness to get muddy. Very muddy. And given that this is a horse park, you know there's more than dirt and rain water in the brown mixture.

All in all, this is a great experience. A great place to see familiar faces from our friendly running community, to have a nice cup of hot chocolate after a wet run, and a fun way to start the running year. After you run Bridle trails, a drizzly running day on pavement is a gift from the gods.