This past extended weekend for me was packed with good stuff. Overflowing in fact...yes, to wax poetic; my cup overfloweth. I took a vacation day from the day job on Friday and I went to the gym at 5:30 AM running numerous 400m runs with Amy V ( a die hard cross fitter, and awesome mom ) in the early morning darkness. Later in the day I found myself in the middle of nowhere running a trail system amidst a freakishly early snow storm. It was one of those rain, sleet, and then snow kind of storms where the temps continued to drop throughout the day. I manged to borrow a Garmin ( THANK YOU BRANDON!) to track the run at Potato Creek state park in order to see total mileage for the upcoming trail running event that I am trying to put on. According to the Garmin GPS its a bit short so I'll have to figure out how to add in another 3 miles. It has been a while since I have done more than one hour solo out in a snow storm, so to tell you that I was miserable after the first hour would be a huge understatement. Evidence of my dying enthusiasm can be carefully tracked in my pace on the Garmin info listed above under "Details". Despite mother nature conspiring against me and making me earn the 9 miles, I did managed to have a awesome time. While out and on the trail I was privileged to see a flock of wild turkeys and a sizable white tailed deer that had at least a 10 point rack. Very Nice.
More to come on the race, and the car in future posts. I'll try to keep them short, interesting and well illustrated to keep the people with ADD entertained.