The Baker's Dozen Half Marathon will go down in history as one of my favorite races. How can it not be just a big party when so much food and fun is involved with running, and when Cory Reese (aka-Buddy the elf) is the race director? He puts on a pretty sweet little race. The running community in Hurricane is very close knit and they all know and love each other. It's fun to get to feel a little of their love while there.
www.ecocommode.com The toilet was already filled with sawdust and after you do your thing you just scoop fresh stuff on top. The smell of the chips was very pleasant, almost like being in the woods. There was no blue chemical water and no stinky smells. It was very cool!
As I came into my first loop completed, Mark was there to greet me and did a little filming. He then headed back to the motel just down the street to wait until I was finished. It was a bit chilly out there. The sun seemed to be taking it's time coming up over the ridge.
I ate a few delicious goodies at the sugar shack. Actually, it's a requirement to run this race, a minimum of one treat per loop. OK, no problem. I like treats. There is a contest that Cory does. The person who consumes the most goodies during the race becomes the Sugar Slayer and receives a prize and the title for the year. This was definitely not something I was aspiring to do. I like my treats but not bad enough to make myself sick. A friend of mine, Rebecca, who lives in Colorado actually won the title this year. She commented on her blog she will NOT be trying for it again next year. You can read all about her experience here.