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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, December 20, 2014

Slim Shady to Made in the Shade

Seven NATRA runners ran a mix of trails around Yavapai Vista west of Bell Rock, mostly the ones called Slim Shady and Made in the Shade. As a result of bumping into Sedona running icons Adam and Lindsey of the Sedona Running Company, I fell behind the gang and missed the Made in the Shade turn. Eventually I ran into the rest of the gang and figured to stick with them for the rest of the run. When I asked Betsy how far her runkeeper app tracked us she said 2.6 miles. Since we were about an hour into the run, we were both happy just to make it back to the trailhead and wait for the rest of the group to finish the double loop. For me, the run felt like 8 neils. 10 for those that did all 5 miles! Exhausted and hungry we relaxed at the Blue Moon Café in the Village of Oak Creek. I found some interesting reading which helped me better understand the group surrounding me. The picture says it all..... Don't forget we celebrate the Winter Solstice with a 3 mile run in Buffalo Park at 4:30 PM sharp tomorrow!

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