Met up with the Appalachian Running Company for a group Appalachian Trail run. Some people did a shorter out and back and others (myself included) did a point to point which was just about 11 miles. We started at the Boiling Springs Tavern and ran south.
I was not sure how this run would go because I have been fighting some kind of cold for the past day or so. I can feel it sitting in my chest and I’ve been sneezing and more cold than usual, so I decided to take it extra easy today and just get it done. Surprisingly about half way through I felt pretty decent so I was able to finish strong. Hoping I can get another longer run in tomorrow if I rest enough today!
I hadn’t realized we were ending at Hunters Run, but I definitely recognized the last few miles of this trail because that is where I got to meet Scott Jurek and run with him (the other direction) on his journey in 2015. Brought back some cool memories! And it just amazes me even more that he went on to tackle these climbs and scramble these boulders in the dark to head to Boiling Springs for the night, only halfway through his 2,200 mile journey!
There were donuts waiting for us at the finish and I helped myself to my favorite, Boston Creme. People had cars parked at the end so we could all hitch a ride back to the tavern. I hope they organize this run again because it was a great morning!