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training wheels

after xrays, bone scans and mri’s, the dr has given me the thumbs up to start running again! yeah! i started with a 30 min run, then a 45, and joyfully joined the wednesday night trail running crew for a slow 60 minutes this week. it’s tough to make yourself take it this easy, but the last thing i want to do is get reinjured and sit out longer. the ankles definitely do not feel 100%, but I’m hoping my plan to ease into time/distance will pay off.

i’ve been so excited to get back into it, that i’ve signed up for a few events this week and my year is starting to take shape. a few upcoming events…  more details to come!

cross video

craig walker put together a great video from the Cross-A-Nooga weekend. looks like i made the final cut!

navigation clinics in chattanooga

Sure, normally we do run on trails. But sometimes we see that peak in the distance and just have to see the view from atop. Going off trail poses a big risk though – will you be able to remember which direction you came from?

I’ll be organizing a series of navigation clinics throughout the year, with the first coming up on Tuesday March 3, 6:30 pm, at the Downtown YMCA. This classroom clinic will focus on using a compass, reading a topo map, and making smart route choices. Then we’ll put your newfound knowledge to test with a special orienteering course out at Booker T Washington State Park on Saturday March 7, from 9-11am.

Both events are suitable for beginners or those looking to brush up on their nav skills, and are free & open to the public.