I arrived on time, and no one was around. "Hmmm..." I thought. I drove around some and eventually found the race. It was only about 12 miles from the original location I had searched. Just as I arrived I saw the leading runner flowing downhill towards the finish and I thought to myself, "see, the blanket was right."
I returned home, prepared for work and set my sights on a nice 2:30-3 hour run at the end of the day. I'll be headed out to the Laurel Fork trail in Hampton, TN to hook into the Appalacian Trail, ever heard of it? Suppose to be some beautiful waterfalls cascading around... also suppose to be a very busy trail. Perhaps the nearby NASCAR race will draw the tourists to Bristol, or at least to their television sets!
So, I am expecting a nice, long, relaxing run in the high country. You'll hear about it soon enough!