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.

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