An open challenge invitation to runners anyone in the State of Utah

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Hello, friends (yes and the rest of you, too.)

Some of you know that I’ve been venturing out into the wilderness for some trail running.  My goal is to run as much of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail as possible and sort of get to know Utah from a different vantage point (and get off of the road a little bit.)  Fortunately, for most of us in Utah, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is within just miles of many of us, but will probably, someday, be within 80% of our population (this, according to The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Wiki site.)

But that’s not why you’re here.  You’re here because you felt pressure, either because you saw a link on Facebook, an email yapping further about the benefits of the BST, or because I’m standing behind you with a gun, while your fingers tremble at the keyboard, shakily, typing in www.bonnevilleshorelinetrail.com.  There’s a reason for this.  We need to get out and start exploring our world a little more.

We have comfortably waddled down the Provo River Trail (which is fine, sometimes), or our neighborhood streets, or (heaven forbid) slumped along on our treadmills, fearing winter weather (which has been marvelously mild) or any other trail-related phobias that beset us.  Your treadmill sucks and you know it.  Your treadmill is a great way to run when time is tight or you can’t get out of the house- I get that.  But your treadmill wants a break and the mountains are calling.

So here’s my promise:  Meet me tomorrow at 8 AM at this place (you have to click on the link.)  We’ll go as slow or fast (within reason) as you want.  You can go as far or short a distance as you like.  Heck, I don’t care if you walk this thing.  Just get out and try something new.

You’ll love it (that was the promise.)

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