We had nine Trail Nerds show up last night for our weekly Tuesday night trail run at SM Park. We would have had 10, but a newby got confused about the Mapquest instructions to the park. What's amazing about this is: It had started to snow, and there was 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation on the ground when we started, AND: all nine runners did two 5-mile loops instead of some of them dropping after the first loop! Nobody fell on the rocky, rooty, icy and snowy trails, and everyone's lighting aparatus' seemed to work fine. Another first for a large group - Nobody whined!
My training for today will be a Gym workout: Back, Biceps, and calves and 40-60 minutes of cardio.
I find ways to enjoy life as much as I can. Also, life's too short to treat people poorly.
I'm into long runs in the park, consuming salt, popping blisters,
eating roadkill & tree bark, and burying whiners in shallow, unmarked
graves. I also enjoy designing trail race courses that would make the
Marquis de Sade blush.
A fun time for me would include banging muddy shoes together, setting
broken bones with a machinist's vise, and duct-taping-down any part of my
body that is bleeding or just flopping-about uselessly.
What helps me to be an active trailrunner and grandpa?
1) Daily sponge baths with bovine stem cells;
2) Copious amounts of delicious & nutritious homebrewed beer; and
3) My secret elixir...Bicarbonate of Figleaf.