Day362 continue w yesterday

I felt asleep not long after I posted. I actually was not sure if I did publish it and for whole day was wondering such until I got home now to check. Yes I did post it.

I was out in the woods in the Shenandoah NP hiking. Actually I was with a group of ultra runners the Virginia Happy Trail runners. I knew the group for a long time but haven’t had a chance to meet up with them. All their races and events are weird. I was trying to get into one of their event before. They are really old school. Normally there is no sign up but you sent in some kind of application and they pick you based on the stock market closing number. Something weird like that and I never had the patience to work through their system to run in their races.

However, last night as mentioned in the previous post, I was stalking their facebook page and I came across a guy asking for pacing for the long holiday next week. And from his post, I got the link to today event of doing the VDM at 7 am. BS I had no clue what VDM means except it has to do with running! Sure I will be there. There was no sign up, just show up and I left a message on their post saying I would be there. Immediately I google what VDM means. Luckily it was not hard for me to find out (Vicky Death March) told you their event is strange! I have no idea of who Vicky is and Death March was pretty self explanatory. Their website has everything I need, map, course, what to bring, trail description. So I packed last night. Set the alarm for 4:30 and I slept right through since I didn’t fall asleep until 1:30 with all the packing. Running is a serious thing for me! I treat as if I am meeting the king!

Anyway I overslept and 5:30. It was an hour and half drive to the trail. Needless to say, I got there and lot was full!!! Crazy people had the same idea to do an early morning hike. Wednesday was full moon and so a lot people did early morning hike up the mountain to see the sunrise.

For the rest of the day, I ran with the Happy Trail People. We got separated because I couldn’t keep up with them and I took a shorter version and hiked down the mountain. I had 22 miles.

Hope that gives a good update. I love running because when I run I feel my life is going somewhere.

I write because I run.

I signed up for the stone mill race. It is a waiting list and reg fee is really cheap. 62 dollars! I don’t have to break my bank. The race location is near too (45 mins driving). Way closer than the JFK that one is like 2:30-3:00 away.

I am very happy.

I forgot what I was going to write last night. I felt I have forgotten something. Oh well, next post if I think of it, I will share

Ah I remember…I got my bib for the PA race in two weeks.

3 responses to “Day362 continue w yesterday”

  1. […] Trail People. What I mean by real is that I ran one like it back in October, almost two months ago (here), except this time I did the full loop instead of skipping Hawksbill Mnt. I know about Virginia […]


  2. Not likely will run the JFK. I am betting on Stone Mill instead. Should be a fun one.


  3. Well did you sign up for JFK???

    Ps weird people are the best!! You always have an adventure, always have fun, and they bring color to life! They are unique!!

    I’m glad you tried that!!

    But I want to see you do JFK round 2 !!


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