I just got back from West Virginia. I travelled south for the annual West Virginia Trail Runner Club meeting.
What a great time. Dan and Jody open their house up Friday through Sunday for a bunch of runners to eat, sleep, run, party at their house. This was my first visit to their home and I love it there, they have a great place out in the woods. Seeing old friends was good and I met alot of new people too. After spending one day together makes you feel like you've known them a long time.
Three of us did the shorter 7 mile run, while the others (probaly 12? or so) opted for the 12 mile loop. It was in the fifties, with light rain. This was a great trail run, partly on Dan's property, then some timber land. It was muddy!!!Lots of water crossing, lots of running in water due to water coursing down the road. I took a wrong step in a puddle and ended up wet to my knees!
I almost took a full face plant in a huge mud puddle when my foot sank into the mud and the mud didn't give it up. A hand planted into the mud puddle (the one with the Garmin 205 naturally) saved me. Hopefully the Garmin can handle a dunking!
Once we returned to the house for cougar stew, deer meatballs, and
a keg of microbrewed beer courtesy of Dan's son, Willie, it was time for a quick shower and meeting. Then we started popping corks off the wine, and much talking, drinking, eating, and friendliess flowed for the rest of the evening.