This weekend our big plan was to run a 24 hour run in nearby Wisconsin. We were looking forward to it most of the year, but with all the recent rains, it was looking like a strong possibility that the race wouldn’t actually happen because of flooding in the area. Tonight we made the executive decision to head to a different race this weekend, despite the fact that the 24 hour run is still going on. We wish all the other 24 hour runners the best, and we’ll shoot for next year for sure.
We’re going to head to Duluth to partake in the Grand Traverse, which follows the Superior Hiking Trail from Jay Cooke State Park to downtown Duluth. A few of our friends are running it as well, so it should be a good time. It’s a very laid back event, and many people hike the entire length of it. I’m not going to try for any PRs, but I’ll make a good attempt to put down a decent showing.
Tonight is now a frantic exercise in re-packing for a different type of trip, and making sure we have everything we need for heading north to the hills, instead of south to the river.