***Outta the Way Cafe Doing Curbside Takeout>>>

***Outta the Way Cafe Doing Curbside Takeout>>>

Hey Folks,

Even with social seperation, self isolation and a rampant handwashing lifestyle that we are all experiencing, we still gotta eat. Local restaurants are really taking a hit. One our our Tuesday night post-run gathering places , The Outta the Way Cafe, is doing curbside takeout. If you’re hungry give ’em a call and get some good grub. They always take good care of us and treat us so well, its time to help them out! http://www.outta.com/

Cheers and stay safe,

Muddy Shoes

Muddy Shoes COVID-19 Hiatus

Muddy Shoes COVID-19 Hiatus

Hey Muddy Shoes Faithful,

Based on the health guidance we (the public) have been receiving coupled with a good dose of common sense I have decided to curtail ALL Muddy Shoes running activities until it is safe to resume. This includes Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

One thing to remember, though, you can still go out and run trails. In fact even the CDC advice says that exercise is still highly encouraged. Just do it by yourself or with a friend or two practicing social distancing. Check out the Trail Locations file in our Files section and you can possibly discover some single-track here in MoCo that you haven’t been on before.

So I’m still going to be off in the woods and getting my normal miles in. I’ll just be by myself. Being an introvert, I am actually psyched! Maybe I’ll see you out there! Just keep your distance!~ Please feel free to post on the Facebook page with pertinent articles, antidotes and pics.

Cheers from six feet away!
Muddy Shoes

Muddy Shoes Bald Eagle Spotting Trail Run @ Meadowside Saturday A.M.

Muddy Shoes Bald Eagle Trail Run @ Meadowside Saturday A.M.

Hey Trailies, These are very odd times. So, I had to think long and hard about whether to go forward with Saturday’s trail run given what is going on in the world right now. I decided that we WILL run. I do reserve the right to cancel should the situation dictate but for now…we hit the single-track. I am doing this for one reason – running relieves stress…massively! And for many of us it can be spiritual as well. This seems like a time when we all could use a little stress relief and some spiritual connection. I guess that was two reasons. And I’m sure I could come up with several more but the first two are enough.

There is also the fact that trail running is inherently safe when it comes to not spreading anything communicable. For instance we do this outside in an open area, we are always running about 6 feet apart, we don’t wipe our noses with are hands (snot rockets !), etc. Although we have to do a better job at the post-run snack table. :/ To that effect, I bought snacks that come individually wrapped.

OK, about the first Saturday Muddy Shoes run of 2020! This is one of my favorites. There is a bit of sight-seeing at the beginning so we will stay together as a group and I will take you to see a Pioneer Village, a Fire Tower, A Covered Bridge, a hidden abandoned cemetery and best of all, an active Bald Eagle nest (yes, they have reportedly laid eggs). They put on quite a show for us last year. From there people can separate naturally by pace and we will head out past the ruins of THE Muncaster Mill, under the road and out to or past the famous race car in the woods. If you go past the race car you can follow the new North Branch trail out to Bowie Mill Road. Yeah, it’s a very cool run.

Here are the details:
Location Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville, MD 20855
Coords: 39.113694, -77.106480
Time: 0730
Course: I’ll give instructions that morning
Pace: All!

Don’t forget we have some trail workdays coming up. Read about them at www.mymuddyshoes.org

Come join us! These trails aren’t gonna run themselves!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes

Germ-Free Tuesday Evening Trails @ Redland M.S. and Outta the Way Cafe

 So,Trail Doggies, If there is one group activity where you can safely participate and not catch the plague its trail running. Think about it, we all stay six feet apart, we don’t touch, we don’t share water bottles and we are outside! Perfect! Well, actually I would hate to see what kind of germs you swab up from an open bag of Swedish Fish or Pringles after a run BUT…I digress. Back to talking about the Tuesday evening run Of course, we’ll all catch something afterwards at The Outta the Way café when we share those fries! We are going to the Outta the Way Café afterwards for suds, grub and chatter.

Anyway, here are the germ-free details:

Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side)
Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438
Headlamp: YES!
Time: 6:30 (warm up at 6:15)
Distance: ~ 5 with warm up
Course: We’ll go Counter-Clockwise, Lower Trail first.
Pace: All, we have walkers, really fast runners and everything in between.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

***HEY…LISTEN UP!!! Muddy Shoes Saturday runs re-start this Saturday @ 0730. Stay tuned. I got a fun one planned.

Cheers,
Muddy Shoes 

Tuesday Evening Trails with Muddy Shoes.

   Howdy, Trail Dogs,
Well, well, here we are heading into a March more like a lamb then a lion but this weather does make for a great evening on the trails that ramble through Derwood Forest. Even with longer days inching in we still have a few more weeks before we shuffle over to Lake Needwood for the Spring and Summer.
This week will be a taper week for you Greenway folks so take it easy. You need to recoup mentally as well as physically so be smart.
OK, for Tuesday night, the details are here:
Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side)
Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438
Headlamp: YES!
Time: 6:30 (warm up at 6:15)
Distance: ~ 5 with warm up
Course: We’ll go Clockwise, Upper Trail first.
Pace: All, we have walkers, really fast runners and everything in between.
OK, C U There!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Evening Trails @ Redland

Tuesday Evening Trails @ Redland
Yes indeed. The days are getting longer, but only a lil’bit at a time. Still dark on the trails but thats more than half the fun. We got all paces and a great vibe. So why wouldn’t you come out and do something unique and exhilarating (translate = nuts)- running in the woods at night. You should be there.
Here are the details:
Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side)
Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438
Headlamp: YES!
Time: 6:30 (warm up at 6:15)
Distance: ~ 5 with warm up
Course: We’ll go Clockwise, Upper Trail first.
Pace: All, we have walkers, really fast runners and everything in between.
Announcement: – The Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Marathon and 50k are coming up Saturday March 7th. Go here https://senecacreekgreenwayrace.com/ to register! They also need volunteers! Sign up to volunteer at https://mcrrc.org/volunteer/
Hope to C U all there! 
Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Evening Trails @ Redland

Tuesday Evening Trails at Redland M.S. Wassup, Doggies? (as in ‘Trail’ doggies) Can’t believe it’s February and I am sitting here typing this with the windows open. That being said, might as well take advantage of the temps and hit some dirt. Strap those trailes on yer feets and come out with us! These trails aren’t gonna run themselves! Here are the details:

Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side)

Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438

Headlamp: YES!

Time: 6:30 (warm up at 6:15)

Distance: ~ 5 with warm up

Course: We’ll go Clockwise, Upper Trail first.

Pace: All, we have walkers, really fast runners and everything in between.

Announcement: – The Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Marathon and 50k are coming up Saturday March 7th. Go here https://senecacreekgreenwayrace.com/ to register!

Hope to C U all there!

Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Evening Trails @ Redland M.S.

Hey Tree Slappers and Mud Daubers,
Time to convene once again on the Trails of Redland for a jaunt in the dark. Well, not totally dark…we do wear headlights! I mean, we may be crazy but we’re not stupid! Come and join us! These trails aren’t gonna run themselves!
Details for you:
Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side)
Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438
Headlamp: YES!
Time: 6:30 (warm up at 6:15)
Distance: ~ 5 with warm up
Course: We’ll go Counter-Clockwise, lower Trail first.
Pace: All, we have walkers, really fast runners and everything in between.
Hope to C U all there!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Trails @ Redland and Outta the Way Cafe

Tuesday Trails @ Redland and Outta the Way Cafe

Usual awesome trails of Redland and a visit to Outta the Way for refuel and mingling. Mike Klamm is in town!!!!

Details:

Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side)

Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438

Headlamp: YES!

Time: 6:30 (warm up at 6:15)

Distance: ~ 5 with warm up

Course: We’ll go Clock-wise-Upper Trail first.

Pace: All, we have walkers, really fast runners and everything in between. Hope to C U all there!

Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Evening Trails @ Redland

Wassup Trail Doggies! Say, how’s that New Years resolution workin’ for ya? Thought so. But, I must say, if you come join us on Tuesday Evening Trails you can start a mid-January resolution to run trails all year! It could happen! Well, if that’s the case then you’ll need these details:

Location: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 (Park around back on the right side)

Coords: 39.140424, -77.133438

Headlamp: YES!

Time: 6:30 (warm up at 6:15)

Distance: ~ 5 with warm up

Course: We’ll goCounter- Clock-wise-Lower Trail first.

Pace: All, we have walkers, really fast runners and everything in between. Hope to C U all there!

Cheers, Muddy