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36 hours in Edinburgh

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Earlier this year I got accepted to speak at a conference in London and when I bought my tickets I decided to fly in the weekend before. I originally thought I would fly to Switzerland and go running in the Alps, but didn't really think about the fact that a lot of the trails would be covered in snow in mid November. Once I realized this, I started looking for trail races in the UK. I found a half marathon an hour outside of Edinburgh called the Glentress Winter Half Marathon. The race was the morning after I arrived, I figured if I could run 62 miles on a few hours of sleep I could probably run 13. The caveat was I would have to drive from Edinburgh to the race, I have driven in some pretty crazy places but always on the left side of the car, I was nervous about driving on the other side of the car & road. 


I decided to pick up the car next to my hotel versus at the airport, since I would only have to drive a mile after 15 hours of fly. I decided that would be enough to boost …

Tofurky Trot 2019

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It was a beautiful sunny morning to get out and stretch our legs before settling into the cooking and feasting marathon that defines Thanksgiving Day, here in the US. Ann dug up our route from 5 years ago, which made for a mellow (FLAT) run. I can't wait for our longest run in ages this Sunday: 24 miles. We've put off our annual birthday Wildwood End-to-End for an extra two weeks so we can work back up to the distance. With all of our travel, family events, etc, we haven't gotten in the mileage to make it enjoyable. It's nice that doing our own self-supported run like this means that we can change things around to make it right for us.

Happy Thanksgiving to all-- to the many things we have to be grateful for, the miles, the trails, and the delicious food that awaits us later today!