It’s summer time in August, everyone is busy, and we only made the 5Peaks Ladies of the Trails announcement a mere 48 hours before, and with 4 different friends having to cancel within 2 hours before the run, I wondered if it would only be me running solo through Lower Seymour.
I shouldn’t have worried. Dianna and her dance party pants was there, Chloe Jr. who excitingly has signed up for her very first trail race this Saturday at Whistler 5Peaks, and Jen, a gal off Twitter who is exactly the target market for these runs. Jen has run road marathons, halfs, and 1 trail race (5Peaks Alice Lake), she loved the new trail experience, but doesn’t have trail friends, and is scared to go solo. Perfect!
I should mention we will meet at my car – a charcoal Rogue with a Salomon logo on the side going forward. I will try and park near the front row of the gravel parking lot at Lower Seymour.
We did one of my favorite loops – twin bridges/mystery/ned’s/fisherman’s/homestead which is just under 7kms in just over an hour. It may have been a small group, but it was a mighty group, and it was a blast! The inaugural run was a success!
After some stretching and laughs, we all headed over to Booster Juice for a smoothie, and a tailgate party at my car. Next time, we need warm coats for after!!
If every Tuesday goes like this, it will easily become my favorite night of the week. Hope to see more ladies out there next Tuesday!
Who’s all running Whistler 5Peaks this weekend?? My favorite of the 5Peaks series, it’s been a staple weekend getaway in my life for the last 6?? years. Looking forward to running on top of Blackcomb Mtn, seeing friends, and enjoying a weekend in Whistler! If, by chance you aren’t signed up, but want to, I might have a special discount code for you (good until Midnight tonight!!), message me for more info!!