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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!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

#MegsMiles in Mountainaire

The group strikes a NATRA pose

 16 Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association runners ran, fell, skidded, slipped, and slid covering 80 #megsmiles around Mountainaire. We ran in support of #megsmiles, an event to memorialize and bring awareness to a mother of three who was killed by a drunk driver. Nearly 95,000 nationwide ran in support of MegsMiles. Learn more about how you can help spread awareness about runner safety by visiting MegsMiles page on Facebook. Not a Facebook user?  Visit the Running Competitor page.

Once all found their way back to the ranch at Mountainaire, many nursed their aching bruises, and all enjoyed a post-run potluck at David and Oso's packed house of goodies. Next week, Highline Trail, Sedona. Afterwards we have been invited for a potluck to Marg Haas' house off Dry Creek Road. It will be a longer day in Sedona, so bring a dish to share!

 This is the slippery section that put two runners on their butts.

This hill had everyone crawling on all fours by the top.

 Back at the McKee ranch, Stephanie voice filled the forest with her beautiful lullaby for Jen. 

 Jen and Tzeidle found a good use for Neil the hammock swayer. 
Susan and Jake help soothe Stephanie's twisted ankle.
Enjoying David's kitchen. 
David's new best friend.