Ran a trail race today. They call themselves "the Wimbledon of Trail Races" ummm NO! It was in a nearby town on conservation land. Not very interesting and not very well planned for being in it's 12th year. I'm guessing it's a popular local thing
I wasn't impressed. The trail is too narrow for the number of people running (over 400) and walkers lined up at the front ( a really :eye twitch: pet peeve of mine). I couldn't really run until after a mile, then people would still walk and take up the width of the trail so it was a stop go kind of running people would not move when you came up behind them. It was more grass than trail and I'm not crazy about running on grass it seems deceiving to me, and I'm not comfortable running on it. Three hours later I can't find the results anywhere.
The race was $30 a bit more than I usually pay for a 5k, unless I know it's a fun or good race, but I thought this was different and close by. There was no food at the end, not even a banana or granola bar, but you could go to a local restaurant and pay $16 for the buffet.
The t-shirt was even kind of cheap. I thought it was supposed to be a dri-fit/tech type, but it was a cotton t-shirt. So I felt like a just paid $30 to run on a local trail. I thought the buffet was a bit much for what there was, so I passed on that and we came home.
Yosemite was amazing! I thought I posted about it? Weather was perfect. We hiked/walked 50 miles in 5 days. Walked in Muir's foot steps. Hiked parts of the JMT. Saw the massive Sequoias. I ran through the trails there--so amazing. Chris said he could tell I was itching to run among the big trees. He was right. Watched climbers on El Cap at night. That was so amazing watching these lights twinkle all over this huge mass of rock and to think they were people. I applaud them. Hiked to Vernal Fall there was actually still water flowing. Most of the other falls were dry. Found a very cool swinging bridge hidden away...no one there. Practiced yoga on the shore of Tenaya Lake, so beautiful and peaceful. Early morning in the crisp air. Mono Lake (one of my life list places) and Devils Post pile (again life list) People say I have odd lifelist places.
Hiked to the top of Sentinel Dome. Watched the sun set over Glacier Point. That's a quick over view anyway. the plane was kind of empty coming home so we named all the landmarks we could. Saw a fire over Colorado and the lights of Chicago. Good times and great memories...
Oh yes Fall!!! My favorite time of year!!!!
“October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes around the world. As fruits and leaves acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky.”—Henry David Thoreau, Autumnal Tints