On Friday, UMM and I met up with Paulette and Kevin who took a rest stop before heading out to their skication. Well, it wasn’t really a rest stop, as UMM took us on a guided 11.6 mile tour exploring the Forest Hill Divide Trail in Auburn. The trail led us in a loop where we added a brief out and back on a side trail to admire a view.
|Paulette and I|
Saturday, UMM and I headed back to the Auburn Dam Overlook where we met up with The Folsom Trail Runners. The group was going to carpool to an area and do a point to point of 22 miles ending at ADO. Since UMM was ready to rock the 22, and I only wanted to do 12, I virtually coordinated with gals to do an out and back starting from ADO ensuring that UMM and I would end at the same place.
Still learning about all the trails Auburn has to offer, we started on a different route than the one I ran last weekend. The trail looked familiar, and I realized I was running on some of the same course as The Blood Sweat and Beers race I did a few years ago. It was so lovely to meet the gals that I had been chatting with online, Stephanie and Crystal. They were super nice. I ended up running with Crystal the whole time. Even though she was sick, she was still rocking it out on the trails. At the turn around we met back up with Stephanie to finish our run! I felt better the second day than I did previous. The last couple of miles however, my legs were a shaking! It was awesome!!! Running with The Folsom Trail Runners is perfect for UMM and I. He finds buddies to run with at his pace, and I with mine.
|Stephanie & Crystal|
|Photo courtesy of Stephanie Evans Jacobs - Running cautiously|
|Rob and UMM looking like they can run 22 more miles!|