Annual Birthday Run

random box in the park

Mine and Susan's birthdays fall at the end of November and for the last ~6 years we have run Wildwood end to end to celebrate. We try and alternate which end we start from. This year the weather looked like crap and we decided that we would just run from the end of Wildwood (Newberry) to my house (Birch trailhead) and do the full end to end the following weekend. 

The Newberry trailhead
After about 10 miles / 2 hours of running and no rain, we started to question our decision not to do the full end to end. I told Susan that if the weather was still decent when we got to Birch we should call John and see if we would be willing to pick us up at the zoo and do the full 30 miles on Wildwood. We both thought this was a great idea, we always have our best ideas mid-run.

The weather did hold out and John agreed to pick us up. Luckily we both had packed enough food and water that running an extra 7.5 miles was no big deal. I was a little worried the last 5 or so miles would be a sufferfest, but it wasn't. We had an awesome semi-unplanned birthday run. 

After our run we hung out in the hottub in the rain. It was perfect. 

our end of run selfie



Comments

  1. Thanks for continuing to post your adventures! I have followed you ladies on and off for a while. I also live in PDX and run in Forest Park. I'm going to do my first ultra in 2018 and am very excited! Reading your adventures inspires me!

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