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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ponderosa Trails

Don, Sabrina, Janel, Bruce, Buddy, Craig and I decided to hit the pavement rather than take chances on the crusty compacted snow. We crossed over I-17 and found the paved path to Ponderosa Trails free of snow. What a great run! With streams flowing aside us, we just had to be careful of the icy low spots. Afterwards the oddest part of the day began. While we were finishing up chatting at the Campus Coffee Bean, a co-worker from years back said hello. Stephanie, a geologist, was visiting friends and getting ready to leave town. While that was out of the ordinary, there was nothing stranger than driving home and seeing a runner with a familiar gait. Well, turns out it was Kate O'Brien, one of the original 1995 6 pre-NATRA runners. Kate left Flagstaff more than a decade ago. and had returned to visit friends and surprise her brother in Sedona. Strangest 15 minutes this year...who else am I going to run into today? Download photos from today's run.