Friday, September 17, 2010

Not to Jinx Myself, But….

…. I’ve hit the trails 2 days in a row. The miles or paces aren’t impressive, but the work is getting done. On Tuesday my son and I did a four mile out and back along Bommer Ridge, and on Wednesday we did the Deer Canyon loop for 4 more miles. I was on track for three days in a row yesterday when, just as I arrived at the trailhead for 3 days in a row, I received a call from that my car was ready and needed to be picked up*. Since I was using one of the dealer’s loaners, I needed to pick up my car to avoid charges. By the time I fought the freeway traffic to and from the dealer, my window to run elapsed. Soooooo….  I’ll be hitting the trails this afternoon for a quick 3 miles.

The news for this weekend is looking good as well. I’ve received my assignment for Saturday’s Chimera 100. I will be on the trail at 5:00 AM, do an inspection to make sure that no one has fiddled with the trail markings and then meet another person to direct traffic at the 7 mile mark. When the final runner passes, we’ll sweep the trail and make sure all the ribbons and markings are picked up. Should be a fun filled morning!

10 comments:

  1. Good job on the trail runs and enjoy the volunteering this weekend!

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  2. Ha, I love how we think we jinx ourselves or the Running gods have a say in our runs...... The 100 miler should be fun.

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  3. The trails are calling your name...and you're listening!! Yep, I think Western States is in your cards for sure!!! :)

    Happy Weekend!

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  4. I give you the mojo blessing my friend:

    ...

    there, it's given

    [P.S. mojo blessing is always given silently]

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  5. Glad you are running trails! Hopefully, your ultra volunteering went well today and you are having a great weekend.

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  6. Great job! The only thing that will jinx you is a crappy meal beforehand!

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  7. Sounds like a lot of work last Saturday. How was it?

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