Sunday, May 12, 2013
I had fun today! An eight-mile trail run by Liberty Lake (WA), just across the Idaho border. Beautiful trail (woods, waterfalls), weather, and a well-organized, hospitable, and laid-back event. I am definitely into trail running now - challenging, great scenery, fun!
I was pleased to place 14th overall out of 71 participants; ninth male of 31 overall, and second in my age group (50-59) with a time of 1:19:26 - right around a 9:56/mile pace.
Too late tonight to provide great prose or insight, but I do remember thinking as I was enjoying the downhill rush after the laborious climb up the 2800 foot hill -- this is one of those times when I really feel alive! And that's quite worth something, isn't it?