Sunday, October 23, 2011

Girls Day Out on the Trails

We had a great time and  great weather for an informal run at Salt Fork.

I had put the call out for a fun run, one loop (or more) of the Bigfoot 50K loop, at Salt Fork State Park, with a cookout at my house afterwards.

Good turn out for the run and post party.

Allison started her loop early, as she wanted to get two loops in.
I met up with Jack, Wendy, Regis, and Mary around 830am and ran the first mile with them. Then I got them turned down the pink  blazed trail correctly and ran one more mile on the Shadebush Red Blazed Trail, before returning to the Lodge for four miles.

I was surprised and happy to see Mike,  Jana, and Nancy in the Lodge, waiting, as I never did get an accurate head count on who was coming out.

Everyone else rolled in about 10am-Sharon, Courtney, Darcy, Sam, Ron, Cheryl, Terri, and we set off on our loop.

I didn't mean to run the whole loop, since I had ran it yesterday. I had thought our group would separate into faster/slower groups.  I was going to "cut the course" and then run backwards until I got to the last runners. But everyone was staying together in a pack, so I ended up getting in the full ten miles myself!

We finished the Loop, and Ron,  Cheryl, and Terri decided to head out for another loop. I turned for home where Dennis had food ready for us.

We ate well-burgers, chicken thighs, rumakis-which is what we call dates stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in bacon, grilled over an apple wood fire; potato soup, cornbread, veggies,  hummus.  Sharon brought awesome brownies and Darcy bought homemade devilled eggs.  Courtney brought artisanal bread and Wendy brought a sheet cake, so there was plenty of food available!

The weather was perfect, the trails a bit muddy after the recent rains. It was nice to actually spend some time with folks, after a run, instead of all of us just running off to our next appointment! Thanks everyone who came out today!


  1. Looks so inviting. Ahh, fall runs. It really doesn't get much better than this, does it?


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