What I had planned to do and what I actually ended up doing this past weekend were quite different. The original plan was to head to my hometown for a much overdue visit with my parents and to run in a 25k race. But then a snow and ice storm rolled through Virginia on Friday afternoon, the race we'd planned on running was cancelled and thus we opted to stay in town. Sorry Mom & Dad!
That was ok though, because we were then able to take advantage of another "race" going on locally: The VT Ultra Team hosted a 50k trail run within a local trail system of the Jefferson Forest. It was a very low-key event: no entry, no support, no goodies... just a course and an invitation to cover the distance with others. With it being a two loop course, there was also the option to run either the first or second loop only. My husband ran the entire distance (he's still crazier than I am) while I opted to sleep in and run the 2nd loop only (~13 miles).
|At the start of the 2nd loop, near Pandapas Pond.|