Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February 1

As much as I enjoy winter it is always a relief to close the books on January.  February, our shortest month, means negotiating even fewer days until the return of spring, arriving in the D.C. area by the end of March or the beginning of April.  Bring it on!

Today, being February 1st, also means the March issue of Trail Runner Magazine is now in circulation, soon to land in mail boxes and at newsstands across North America.  If you are a subscriber be sure to check out the Take Your Mark article, penned by yours truly, on trail running in our Nation’s Capitol.  In the story I also featured a few local must-do VHTRC races and a few local trail running studs.  If you are not a subscriber run, don’t walk, to your local running store and secure a copy.

To put us in the mood: ubiquitous scenery in D.C. during early Spring, the Cherry Blossoms.  Another must-see event.


  1. Cool! I will be on the lookout for the magazine. Congrats!

  2. I look forward to it! February is a good month, especially the 1st!

  3. I just read that article and LOVED it! Thanks! Trail articles so often feature trails far away in CA or CO, so it was nice to read about the local options. I run Bull Run trail frequently and will be running it more in my lead up to my first ultra, Capon Valley 50K. Alison

  4. Alison- Good luck and have fun at the Capon Valley 50k! I am always impressed by how many great trail running and racing (short and long) options we have in the Mid Atlantic region. Not to mention the numerous stellar athletes who live around these parts as well. CA and CO are nice but this area, too, has a rich culture and history of trail/ultra running. See you on the trails.

    Emily- maybe I can try to send you a clipping if you can't find a copy?

    Joan- who could forget your birthday on February 1st? Cheers!

  5. Nice article! I like the description of WUS as a noun or verb. And congrats on the awards--very well deserved!