What is a Trail Nerd?

A trail nerd is a runner who loathes the pavement, does not let a little bad weather stop them, does not whine, and is always ready to help a fellow trail runner. They originate from Kansas City, then like little seeds, propogate in other areas. Wanna be a nerd? Just join one of our group runs.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Great Weekend in the Ozarks!

7 Nerds and 2 dogs on Saturday for some 'follow the leader' at Sac River. Left to right - Shawn, RC, Rachel, Greg, Cynthia and Mia. Zeke in front, Lucky behind. Cynthia took us up a new trail that was cut for the Poker Run race, nice winding single track. Then I took us on the 12 Hour MTB course, up and down a few hills. Of course, Lucky (the yellow lab) led us the whole way... Cynthia, Mia and Shawn went on for a little after our 6 mile run.

On Sunday, 'Captain', 'Bunny' and I worked our way through the 'Frog' (freezing fog) to get a gorgeous view of crystal covered trees in the sun at Busiek. Wish I had my camera. I plan on taking it with me from now on. Also, gin clear streams were running well. Ground started to thaw out just as we were finishing up 12.5 miles of rolling hills.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Brrrr... Ahhhh...

Brrrr, the brisk feeling of a single digit run. One of the things I was going to miss if I had moved to Dubai was the exhiliration of a cold weather run. It was a cool 5 degrees when I left the house. Sean was the only other trail nerd to meet me. What a NERD! (Notice the ice crystals...)
After a quick 5.5 mile run we enjoyed hot chocolate. Ahhh.