October Tuesday Trails w/ Muddy Shoes @ Redland M.S.

Tuesday Trails with Muddy Shoes @ Redland M.S.

Ya know, Mondays can be crappy. Sometimes down-right yukky, to use a technical term. But what helps me slide and slither through it are two things
1) Monday is Pilates with Anna Day (Right, Rachel, Chris and Annaliese?!) where I get my core, posture, breathing and balance re-adjusted and
2) I know that if its Monday then Tuesday Trails with Muddy Shoes is right around the corner! And this week we welcome October!! (Applause! Applause!). We are full swing into race and event season. Some still building to their peak and some already tapering (luv da taper!) Either way a nice righteous night-time trail run through the wild woods of Redland is a necessity. We got the vibe going.

Regarding night trail running, yes, its safe. I contend its safer than daytime trail running. Coupla reasons First, you tend to go a little slower cuz its dark and second the only thing to look at is your cone of light from your lamp so you are laser-focused on where your feet are going to land. And by the way, its just effing exhilarating to be doing something that just you and a handful of tree-slappers are crazy enough to do.

OK, the sky is getting dark part way through the run so head lamps are needed.

I re-opened the Jolly Roger Connecting Trail with the weed-wacker this weekend. We’ll use it for a different warm up.

Also want to announce that the Stone Mill 50 Course Preview runs start this weekend. Stay tuned!

Now the details:
Headlamp: YES!
Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side of school.
Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438
Time: 6:30 p.m. (warm up at 6:15)
Distance: 5 even with warm up. Can easily add more. Course: We’ll go clockwise (to the left on Upper Trail; back on Lower trail)
Alrighty,
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Trails @ Redland M.S. and Outta the Way Cafe!

Tuesday Trails @ Redland M.S. and Outta the Way Cafe!
Check it out, Trail Dogs.
Sunday – Hot and Humid; Monday-Hot and Humid; Tuesday(Run Day)-MILD AND LOW HUMIDITY! Couldna planned it better. Not only that but Tuesday will be the first FULL day of Fall. It’s here! It’s upon us! But wait! More Heat & Humidity pouring in for the rest of the week. That pretty much seals the deal on picking Tuesday for your run. C’mon out and pound the trails of Needwood with us. Not only all that but according to my Garmin, its an Outta the Way Cafe night after the run! Triple Whammy!

How about some details fer ya!
Headlamp: YES!
Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side of school.
Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438
Time: 6:30 p.m. (warm up at 6:15)
Distance: 5 even with warm up. Can easily add more. Course: We’ll go counter-clockwise.

Stuff:

The Stone Mill course preview runs are coming your way every Saturday in October. Stay tuned for locations. All are welcome!

Robin’s Phantastic Phall Phat Ass Trail Half and 10k are coming on the 1st Sunday in Novemeber . Its a great taper run for Stone Millers.

Hey kids, just a reminder Robin is also hosting another PHAT event this Sunday. The 3rd ANNUAL PHAT CAT is coming this SUNDAY, 9/29. It’s an awesome chance to hang out with your trailies on some hilly, “fun” trails!! Follow the link for details: https://mymuddyshoes.org/event/3rd-annual-phat-cat/
OK, C U out there!
Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Saturday Muddy Shoes on the Trails!

Saturday Muddy Shoes on the Trails!

Heading North this week, Folks! Starting out at Watkins Mill HS and hitting Greenway up to Damascus. We havent been that way since beginning of Summer. It will be warm but low humidity. Perfect!
Details:
Location: Watkins Mill HS 10301 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Coords: 39.183741,-77.2181477
Time: 0730
Distance: As far or short as you want!
Stuff:
The Stone Mill course preview runs are coming your way every Saturday in October. Stay tuned for locations. All are welcome!

Robin’s Phantastic Phall Phat Ass Trail Half and 10k are coming on the 1st Sunday in Novemeber . Its a great taper run for Stone Millers.
OK, C U out there!
Cheers, Muddy Shoes

***ATTENTION, TRAIL DOGS*** Run location is moving! Tuesday Trails at Redland M.S.!!!!!!

***ATTENTION, TRAIL DOGS*** Run location is moving! Tuesday Trails at Redland M.S.!!!!!!

Well, Muddy Chuggers, darkness is upon us! Time to don the headlamps and move to our Winter quarters. What? you ask! Its still Summery outside. True dat but (and its a big but!) we are not allowed to be at Needwood after dark cuz the Po-Po says No-No. And guess what, its dark when we finish our runs now. And it will get darker! We lose 21 minutes of daily a week. Any-hoo. Off to another parking lot and some different trails! I spent 5 1/2 weed wacking the trails Sunday so they should be ready! Lots of tasty shrooms on these trails too!

Here are the new details:
Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side of school.
Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438
Time: 6:30 p.m. (warm up at 6:15)
Distance: 5 even with warm up. Can easily add more. Course: We’ll go clockwise.

Stuff: The Stone Mill course preview runs are coming your way every Saturday in October. Stay tuned for locations. All are welcome!

Robin’s Phantastic Phall Phat Ass Trail Half and 10k are coming on the 1st Sunday in Novemeber . Its a great taper run for Stone Millers.
OK, C U out there!
Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Muddy Shoes ‘Are You My Paw-Paw’? Saturday Trail Run

Muddy Shoes ‘Are You My Paw-Paw’? Saturday Trail Run
Hey Muddy Foragers,
Its that Paw-Paw time of year! We’ll be heading out for a long-run and lookin’ around for some of these delicious native fruits. This is the time of year when they ripen on the trees and are ready for pickin’! Not only are the Paw-Paws ready but edible shrooms (Oyster, Wood Ear, Chicken-of-the-Woods) are all poppin out everywhere! Bring a plastic bag if you plan on harvesting. Hopefully you won’t be disappointed! Delish! Oh, yeah, thats right…we’ll be running too! On one of the nicest trails in the county. And Paw-Paw trees are plentiful on this route. Don’t miss it. Sleeping in is waaaay over-rated
Details for ya:
Where: Riley’s Lock Out and Back on the Seneca Bluffs Trail
Coords: 39.068962, -77.340841
When: Saturday 14 Sept
Time: 0730
Distance : Out and Back 14 miles but you can go shorter Why: Ummm…do I have to answer that?
***Coming Attractions*** Every weekend in October Muddy Shoes will be hosting the Stone Mill 50 Miler Course Preview Runs. Get a good look-see at the entire course in four separate runs. Good to know whats coming at ya, me thinks! Donations will be appreciated. We’ll have aid at the finish and water on the course. Everyone welcome even if you aren’t doing the race.
4th Annual Phantastic Phall Phat Ass is Sunday 3 November. Put on by Phantastic Robin. Half-Marathon and 10k options. Great taper for Stone Mill. Pot Luck grub and mingle afterwards!
OK C U Saturday,
Muddy Mushroom Shoes