AM- Marci was running a 15k race up Blacksmith Fork, so I dropped her off and hurried to the nearest trail- Leatham Hollow. Ran 4.25 miles to the trailhead, gaining 2700 ft in the process. Most of the trail is wonderful. I saw the most beautiful scene, and will have to go back to take a picture of it soon. The trail was cutting across a steep mountain with a shady pine forest. The forest floor was completely and brilliantly green, covered with some small, leafy ground cover. Pure white columbine flowers peppered the entire hillside, too. Gorgeous.
49 min for the ascent, 33 for the descent. Then I drove to the race course and found Marci a mile from the finish, so ran in with her. Spent some time at the finish with my family and all the racers (FRB sweep on the women's side, Paul won the men), then ran back to my car with a bunch of bananas in each hand. I'm sure it was a funny sight.
PM- 4 more with my dad, PW.