Of course, after I told my friend I wanted to do it, I immediately realized that I know NOTHING about running on trails, and Tennessee is not exactly flat........ and I don't run on hills. Hmm. But! I have 12 months to train for this race, so who says I can't start to run hills? And explore trails?
So I turned to trusty Google, and found that there are actually quite a few 50M and 50K trail races held in Maryland. While I'm not up to running in one yet, I can scope out the courses to train on! Whee! LOL
After I get back from Vermont, I will be checking out Jug Bay, an area close to me that I've never even heard of before now that apparently has some cool trails. They even have a 5K trail race in November...... Surely I can do a 5K trail race, right? That's baby steps, isn't it? =)
I'm excited to have something to work towards, even if I'm not 100% sure that I'll be able to do the race in Chattanooga next fall. Regardless, I have a feeling I'm in for some adventure!