So it looks like this move to Port Angeles is going to happen by the end of June. That makes one barefoot so-and-so in the town of 20,000. But wait – there already is a barefoot so-and-so: Barefoot Jake! He’s a hiker who takes AMAZING pictures of the Olympic Peninsula environs. I would say we should join forces to fight evil or something, but frankly, I bring nothing to the table. So that’s two barefoot ___add_name_here___ in a town of 20,000. Are there more? Could it be? Why yes, how about another transplant, who will move in right after we do. One with more yoga, beekeeping, and mom-ness: Barefoot Angie Bee. That makes three, THREE, AH AH AH barefooters in a town of 20,000, or one out of 6.66 thousand people. That’s gotta be numerically significant. I would also include my minimally shod run-blogging wife Iris, but then this image would make no sense:
I’m looking forward to meeting my new neighbors and expect the coming months to provide excellent blog fodder.
I’ve started mapping out-the-door running routes, and thought I’d share some elevational fun. If I run six-ish miles to the east, I get beautiful water views with this elevation:
Six-ish miles to the west gives me some hills, but I don’t know what the path looks like. Gut-wrenchingly beautiful, probably:
If I want a mountain, I run south:
Oh, and trails trails trails. Lots of beautiful trails EVERYWHERE. And they’re nearby!
In the meantime, we’ve cancelled our trip because it seems silly to visit two weeks before we move there. So instead of running the North Olympic Discovery (half) Marathon, we’re running a bunch of races around here before we go. Here’s the list:
5/26 (tomorrow): Tough Strutter trail 5K in VA. Very hard, both elevationally and directionally, and very fun.
6/2: Indoor Insanity Marathon Relay in Winston-Salem with Iris, Scott, and his wife Sherri. Our team name is Born to Pun.
6/8: Blue 5K/10K on the Runway at the Greensboro airport. We’ll be running the 10K, and I’ll be going for a PR, provided that indoor course from a week prior doesn’t break me.
I wonder who I’ll get to sponsor me out there? There certainly are some interesting possibilities… maybe something herb related. Like, oh, I dunno, lavender.
PS in case your google isn’t working, this is what Port Angeles looks like: