Race #40: Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series 7.6 miler

Best race of the year. Hands down. And Selina agrees! What a way to celebrate hitting the milestone of 40 races on our way to 52 races to raise awareness for the GBS/CIDP Foundation. If you’d like to help someone deal with GBS, it’s pretty easy: just head on over here.

Hey, that's Ross Comer! We were pleasantly surprised to see Ross out on the trails taking photos. He was one of the first folks to get on board and sponsor our fundraiser.
Hey, that’s Ross Comer! We were pleasantly surprised to see Ross out on the trails taking photos. He was one of the first folks to get on board and sponsor our fundraiser.

I’m not so old that I can’t be ever-so-slightly spontaneous. We decided just a couple of days before this magnificent race in Seattle that we’d jump on a plane, head up to where we used to live, and experience the race for ourselves. And, of course, we took the chance of catching up with friends and supporters of our fundraising and running adventures: thanks again to Sean and Rebecca for their hospitality in Seattle, and Ross for the photos!

Catching up with Sean after the race.
Catching up with Sean after the race.

This 7.6 mile run through Cougar Mountain is reasonably tough. Lots of up and down, and a pretty technical single track trail with plenty of roots, rocks, branches, and leaves. But it’s so beautiful that you’ll barely notice — it’s just such a wonderful place to spend a Sunday morning, and the running crowd had an incredible vibe. I’ll remember this one for a long time — or just come back soon and run it again! Awesome.

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