"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Blacksburg Classic

Having dropped the entry form into the mail while in route to work this morning, my next race is now indelibly etched upon the calendar.

Sponsored by the Blacksburg Striders, the 22nd annual running of the Blacksburg Classic 10 Mile & 5K Run will be held on Saturday, February 24th and Bill and I will be there for the 10 miler.

Both routes are on rolling courses through Blacksburg VA, near the Virginia Tech campus and utilize residential roads as well as a local greenway, the Huckleberry Trail. (See above photo.)

Fortunately for me, I celebrated a Fleet Feet Christmas as Beth found everything I could possibly want and/or need relative to running within the confines of those four walls. (Excluding the way cool Garmin Forerunner 205 which she ordered on line.) From a much needed reflective vest to warm winter running apparel and new socks, I am pretty well set until spring when I will need to replace my shoes.

As a special surprise, she also framed my Virginia Beach Rock and Roll Half Marathon Triple F - finisher’s certificate, finish line photo and finisher’s medal.


“Only think of two things - the gun and the tape. When you hear the one, just run like hell until you break the other.” - Sam Mussabini

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