We’ve been on a blogging hiatus after Kiawah. Most us took a much needed rest (from running and blogging) and have just started back into our respective “training” plans for Spring half marathon season. We kicked off 2013 with a few races and had an absolute blast at both!
First up was the Frosty 50K relay race at Salem Lake. Each runner has a 7.7 mile lap along Salem Lake trail and out the Greenway. We had 4, yes, 4 teams out there! Daniel and A. Co. formed a team, Snow Staches, with some friends, Lori and Amy from Evolve Multisport and Sole Sisters. Nathan and Katie, along with Cara and Andrea, created Team Trumpet Creepers. Bekah, Bonnie, Russell and Henry got together and the Woo Hoo Pippish Crew was born. Melanie W. joined with Christine, Sarah and Christie from the Sole Sisters to make the Woo Sole Cruë team. We also had several friends who were taking on the 50K by themselves! All the teams had an awesome time cheering each other on, laughing, car dancing while we tried to stay warm, and running. All the teams were in it for the fun! Post race, we all headed to Foothills for food and drinks!
The next weekend, our adventure was taking on the Lakeside Trail 8 mile race. For most of us, this was our first time running the Townsend trail. The 8 mile course was a 4 mile out and back starting at MacPherson Stadium near Bryan Park, running to Yancyville Rd for the turn around. With the rain that came through the day before the race, the trail was muddy and soggy in parts. There are several water crossings and the infamous “Wall” around mile 1. The course was tough, hilly, and narrow in some areas. It challenged all of us. The goal for most of us was to stay vertical, grab a sweet hoodie, and have fun! We accomplished all three!