Time for my 3rd 50k in as many months :) Just had a lovely day with my family, celebrating early my birthday (this thursday), and enjoying a beautiful Santa Cruz day. I was given a wonderful new camera for my birthday, so I'll be taking some *hopefully* great shots at the race tomorrow! I'm really looking forward to having both my parents participate in a PCTR race (my mom is hiking the 10k, her first race, trail run, and 10k all at once :D, and my dad is doing the 25k, his longest run ever!). In addition, 3 members of OCTR came up, which is really fun. We all had dinner together, and they gave me the perfect runner's birthday present: a bag full of gus and bars! Running friends are the best :)
Tomorrow I'm looking forward to a beautiful day on beautiful trails with great people. In addition to OCTR people, there are a bunch of others going that I know from this blog world that I'll be excited to either see again or finally get to meet!
For now, I need to pack up the camelback and get ready for a great day (and hope that my pretending that 31 miles isn't that long holds true :D)