She said – June 16 trail run report
What do ENGINEERS, BUGS, YAMS, WEDDING BELLS, and BLOODY LEGS have in common?
Good, now I got your attention.
Yes, these words are all connected with our last training run. The morning started off bright and beautiful. We had at least 70 folks show up at Panorama Park again. We loaded into our cars and carpooled to the cross country parking lot on Cypress Mountain. So my question is, how many engineers are running the Knee Knacker this year? Apparently quite a few. I sat in the middle of 4, all guys, all tall and skinny, and using some vocabulary that I have not heard before. A great conversation on the way up the hill, but please, don’t ask me to repeat it.
When we arrived at the parking lot, a welcome committee awaited us: BUGS, lots of them, all ready for breakfast. But Glenn filled us in quickly and we were off. The trails on Cypress were in great condition. Only a few patches of snow remain. The “Chute” looked great… but I think I counted two trees across the trail this time. Andrew!
On the way up Nancy Green way, I was greeted to a lovely smile, a friendly wave, and an offer of some yummy yams from Marianne. Some people really know how to eat on these runs. Last week, John was worried that I had a toothache as he noticed the side of my cheek all swollen. (Actually it was a very dry piece of protein bar stuck in the side of my mouth for forever—they are so hard to swallow while running!)
When Scott and I reached the “finish line” in Panorama, we were greeted by some very relaxed finishers, all enjoying the sun. While talking to one of the runners, I noticed a very shiny wedding ring on her finger… I told her how beautiful it was and she said she just eloped on Thursday! So, we had a newly wed runner in our group. I’m so sorry that I can’t remember your name. ongratulations to you and your husband Dave (I remembered his name!)
And finally, what is a training run without some blood? We had two ladies, both with some nasty cuts on their knees. One fell just before the Mountain Highway gravel road, and one just on the other side where you re enter to BP trail again. So beware…that area is out to get us.
Wishing you all a great week. We meet in Lynn Canyon Park at 7:30 am for the next Sunday run. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluid and eat well the day before.