|Barb, Steve, Rich, Peggy, Carol, Al, Chris (taken by Renae)|
Since I wasn't able to join the Trailblazers last week, Barb graciously sent me some pictures of the hike. Eight intrepid hikers met to go on a ten-mile-long slog through some serious mud and rain.
This hike up Olsen Creek is always brushy and hard to follow, but apparently the weather conditions and numerous blowdowns from the wind storms of the past winter made it even more difficult. Peggy sent me an email and said, "We all agreed that this trail might be one to let nature finally have back; it was pretty well grown over in spots and, of course, I felt guilty stepping on various types of wildflowers." Even with those conditions, I was sorry to miss it.
|Two of the almost 1,500 participants in this morning's race|
Since I couldn't go out with the ladies this morning, I noticed on the way to the coffee shop that some streets were being blocked off, and I discovered that there would be a race called "Fun with the Fuzz
" to benefit police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. It was only a few blocks from the coffee shop, so I convinced John to walk over there with me. "That's pretty far," he said, and I told him it was only four blocks, maybe five, and if I could walk it, he could, too. So off we went.
|The starting line|
We got there and it was a bit farther than I thought (8 blocks), but we both did just fine. There were lots of people with strollers and dogs on leashes, and everybody seemed to be in a good mood. To be eligible for the prizes, you had to be sure to cross over the orange line.
|And they're off!|
It's a fun 5K race (3.1 miles) and I asked John if he would be willing to walk it with me next year. He equivocated but said he'd think about it. I'm assuming I'll be back in shape by then. The weather was perfect for the runners: cool and crisp with no rain. This afternoon I'm going to the movies with Judy, so I figured I'd better get this posted before my sister begins to bug me about it.
You have incredible spirit! Always looking for that next challenge and to the future with hope. Have a great day!ReplyDelete
What a worthy cause for that 5K run, and what a fantastic turnout !ReplyDelete
The rain and mud hike not so much, I would never make it up the hill in a month of Sundays :)
How I love your attitude. And I am very glad that you had fun with the fuzz - even if you were deprived of mud, mud, glorious mud...ReplyDelete
At first I thought you weren't being patient and had gone hiking! Even when you're nursing a sore knee, you're still active and engaged.ReplyDelete
rain and mud and tough going - glad you skipped it. :) good cause to run/walk for.ReplyDelete
The trailblazers look like bush whackers! That was a good hike for you to miss, I know you really miss them and the outing:)ReplyDelete
Sounds like you're getting around a bit anyway!ReplyDelete
It looks like you were lucky to not go on the hike this week. Muddy trails are a hazard.ReplyDelete
That 5K walk/run a thon sounds like a perfect setting to enjoy the day and accomplish a feeling inside of doing everything right in so many ways... once you cross the orange line...a perfect way to raise money!! Hope you two can do it next year and post about it all then too.ReplyDelete
What a fun 5K event. Yes, we have many similar to this for different causes and they are fun as everyone can walk or run and there are hot dog and burger stands about at the end. Fun way to earn money. That hike looks pretty serious and slick, and lovely photos by your friend.ReplyDelete
Ten miles thru the mud and rain? Maybe you're better off doing that one vicariously! The run sounds like a worthy cause, and so I hope you and your friend do walk it next year.ReplyDelete
I could not walk that far in the sunshine.ReplyDelete
How sweet of your group to send you pictures. Sounds like it wasn't a fun hike however but admire them for hanging in there like they always do.ReplyDelete
Eight blocks was a pretty good walk on a bum knee. So much for rest, elevate and recuperate. Naughty Djan.
Three and 1/2 miles?? You could do that standing on your head once you are healed. I love the cause.
I hope you can do that as a walk next year! Thinking positive, too.ReplyDelete
I'll be waiting to hear which movie you ladies watched. :)
Your sister bugs you about writing a post? Well, my husband does the same. Lol.ReplyDelete
Nice photos, DJan.
How nice of your friends to send you pics from the hike. Looks like a good one to miss!ReplyDelete
Always fun to see what's going on in our hoods. Not as good a view as the others saw, but I hope fun for you just the same. Hope that knee is getting better.ReplyDelete