After having traveled quite far for races this year, it felt good to close out 2013 with an event close to home on a surface that I started to like more and more this year: trail.
Of course it’s not the same as running the full marathon, but a good excuse to go to Boston. That, and catching up with a good friend of mine.
Determination, lower body strength and a pinch of craziness was needed in order to show up for this trail race, up 3,859 ft Mt Diablo in the East Bay.
A running event in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And only a two hour flight away. Sign me up already!
Between skyscrapers and amidst frigid temperatures, a half marathon event was held.