Wow. That's expensive.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Relentless forward progress
Doug, glasses/contacts are a necessary expense. Kind of like brakes on your car.
Off to a slow start here today. Just tired today. Blah. Back to work on the day shift, starting a 6 day stretch, right on through the Easter wekeend. Shiftwork sucks. I'm running with my trail group tonight. We are doing a nighttime run, rented a cabin out at one of the State Parks, going to have a big bonfire, and a bunch of folks are going to run through the night. They've got a 50 mile trail race coming up in 3 weeks that starts at midnight, so they all wanted one last training run that will mimic their running conditions. I'm only doing 8 miles though.
Take Charge. Train Harder. Suck Less. No Excuses.
Against my better judgement, I just signed up for a 50m trail race in the middle of the summer. Wait. What have I just done?
Is it Key West? Because that's Summer! everything else is not....
I bet Key West is flat though, but humid and hot! This one is up in South Dakota in the Black Hills at about 5000' with some decent elevation gain, August 24th, Lean Horse 100/50.
They have a marathon there, right? Maybe not in May but I've seen it. One day we'll head up there.
They have the Mickelson Trail Marathon first weekend in June. Then this race, Lean Horse, which has 50k/50m/100m options at the end of August. And then a Crazy Horse Marathon in October. All are on portions of the Mickelson Rail Trail, so it's easy running on crushed limestone, just at elevation. It's also a great chance to see Mount Rushmore, Devil's Tower, etc. I did the Mickelson Marathon last year, it was an awesome race.
Crazy Horse, that was it. Can you see Mt. Rushmore from that park? I know it's somewhat close but I wonder. They used to have a Mt. Rushmore Marathon too but they stopped in 2008 or somewhere around there. Yes, I researched for a race in SD. DH is not convinced yet.
You cannot see Mount Rushmore from Crazy Horse, although they are nearby to each other. It really is a beautiful area to visit, not just for Mt. Rushmore, but for the Black Hills in general. Early October, the trees have changed color, the crowds are gone, and it's getting cooler, and they can even have some snow.
It really looked good. Too bad I'm already doing Chicago and MCM that month. Maybe 2014.
What others would you recommend? I need places where my husband would like to visit. He sure does not want to go to SD but he wants to see Mt. Rushmore....
I think seeing and experiencing Mount Rushmore is worth the trip.
In other news, it's almost beer:30 again!
Run to live; live to run
Busy day. More dad drama. But got new iPad. I'm excited.
Marjorie - Boooo to drama. Yay for new iPad!!
The entire Black Hills area is worth the trip. If I remember right, there's Leading Ladies Mararthon in July. Net downhill, women only, rose at the finish......