Of Myths and Frogs
Today I depart for the Blue Ridge Relay, a 208 mile relay race run along the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. I’m part of the team, THE MYTHICAL FROG BOIL, a name inexplicable apart from my previous post on the subject of frogs, boiling, and running.
If you’ve never run a long-distance relay race in the mountains, you should. It’s like runapollooza.
We’ll start Friday morning in Virginia and Finish roughly 25-26 hours later in Asheville, North Carolina, never stopping. Along the way we’ll enjoy lovely Smokey Mountain vistas, sleep little, avoid dogs (and presumably bears), probably get lost on the unpaved mountain roads of North Carolina, and consume nothing but simple carbohydrates and Gatorade.
The race report should write itself…
September 6th, 2007 at 1:07 pm
After the relay, BE SURE to drop in at my absolutely favorite pub of all time… Jack-of-the-Wood (Coxe and Patton Ave. in Asheville). Great beer (The Green Man Ales), great music and a clear atmosphere (it’s non-smoking!).
BTW, we bought a house in Maggie Valley (about 35 mi west of Asheville).
September 14th, 2007 at 3:00 pm
So…when will that report write itself? 😉
September 14th, 2007 at 3:12 pm
It’s working on itself right now, in fact.
September 24th, 2007 at 12:21 pm
Hopping foot to foot here buddy – hoping you get the race report in before your victory lap at Steamtown!
October 1st, 2007 at 9:58 am
I can’t wait until it works itself out. I’m very excited to read itself.
October 1st, 2007 at 11:03 am
Ah yes. I never did say the report would write itself in a timely fashion. This begin said, it is nearly soup. I can only pray it was worth the wait.
Please forgive me in advance for the Hood to Coast comments.