2012 Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run – 50K


The subtitle for this blog, “A mid-life journey from couch to 50K” was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek reference to my tendency to go a little overboard with things that I find interesting. In other words, if everyone else is doing the “Couch to 5K” plan, then I’ll probably do “Couch to 50K”. (Thank GOD I didn’t call it “…from couch to Trans-America.”) Running an ultra-marathon wasn’t even a specific goal until a few weeks after my first marathon was complete and oh, by the way, running a marathon wasn’t a specific goal when I started the blog either. So now that my journey is complete,  SPOILER ALERT    I completed 50K
I suppose I should retire.
But then what would I do? Ooh, I know…Dragon Boat Racing!!

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Trail Running in Chattahoochee National Recreation Area

I spent some time in Atlanta recently. When I wasn’t working or training, I was running. My big idea to run all over Kennesaw Mountain didn’t quite work out since the trails closed too early each day. I found a few other interesting places to run instead. The network of trails known as West Palisades was less than a mile from the hotel. Most of the area was runnable, if you are into running straight up 200′ hills. There were parts where the trail was just a little too narrow, a little too steep and a little too high to run but the views from there would have made you slow down anyway.

West Palisades trail network in the Chattahoochee National Recreational Area
West Palisades trail network in the Chattahoochee National Recreational Area
Rottenwood Creek
Rottenwood Creek
Chattahoochee River
Chattahoochee River
Cochran Shoals at Chattahoochee River
Cochran Shoals at Chattahoochee River
Cochran Shoals at Chattahoochee River
Cochran Shoals at Chattahoochee River
New Footbridge
New Footbridge
Marked Trail
Marked Trail
Rottenwood Creek
Rottenwood Creek
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