Last night, it was time to get my Trekker geek on the road.
The Moon Joggers posted this race last year as they were building out their 2016 schedule. Once I saw the medal, I knew I had to run this race. I’ve been a Star Trek fan for most of my life, reading the books, watching the episodes and films, and collecting a raft of knickknacks over the years. The medal for this race is just the latest part of that lifelong pursuit. (Obsession? )
After Sunday’s run on the snowy Wildwood Greenway, I returned to the Greenway today after work to put some miles on my Hoka’s. It was windy, and about 15° warmer than Sunday, which meant the snow was largely gone. The pretty, quiet trail had returned to being a noisy trail, next to a busy road at rush hour. That’s one of the biggest reasons I run with headphones. Running is my “me” time, and hearing the cars and trucks go by is simply intrusive, so I jam. In this run, I jammed, and enjoyed a nice run, despite being out during one of the busiest times of the day.
I’ve tried a couple of runs on the Greenway this winter after my workday was done. Unfortunately, those haven’t gone well, with finishes in very dark conditions, and having to do too much scrambling to get the miles I wanted under some kind of lighting. Last night, I had almost perfect timing. I rolled out about 45 minutes ahead of sunset, and rolled back up to the Jeep a few minutes after sunset. Despite the clouds, there was still enough light to finish, and that bodes well for more runs after work!
This race benefitted O.U.R. – Operation Underground Railroad. Their mission is to rescue kidnapped children from slavery.