First, a disclaimer. I am trying to post this using the WordPress App on my phone. With a toddler, I can never find the time to sit down at the computer, so I thought I would give this a try.
We’ve got some exciting and highly anticipated events taking place this weekend here in Austin, Texas! First, we’ve got the Texas Independence Relay, or TIR, kicking off this morning in Gonzales, Texas. The TIR is 200 mile relay race that follows the path of the Texas Revolution, starting in Gonzales – location of the “come and take it” skirmish, and finishing at the San Jacinto Monument, near Houston. The race director is a local Austin runner and a friend, which is why I claim this as an “Austin race”. I’ve run this race a handful of times and it always proves to be a very fun and memorable experience. This year, though we aren’t running, we still wanted to be part of the excitement. We decided to open our house to some runners from Dallas. They drove down to Austin on Friday night in preparation to meet their team early Saturday, and spent the night with us. I am so excited for them and hope they have an awesome time!
The other event on the calendar this weekend is The Maze, the first race of the Rogue Trail Series. The trail series consists of either three 30K or 10K trail races held at different venues in the Texas Hill Country. I’ve done a few of them in previous years and have always had such a good time that I decided to sign up for the full 30K series. These races always have a huge turnout, yet a laid back atmosphere with grilled burgers and locally brewed beer at the finish line. It should make for a fun morning tomorrow! Well, I’m off now. Got to go pick up my packet!