2022 Berry Pond Scramble:
My First Frolic in the Woods
For a while now I haven't had a great relationship with running. It was mostly because I sucked at it and never gave it the time and discipline it deserved. But I knew I had to get serious and start mixing up my training. To begin, I hit up the fire roads at the Middlesex Fells Reservation which proved to be the perfect place to ease into it. All in all, I ran a handful of times and tracked my progress on Strava. I love running in the woods, just saying.
Then came the scramble. I will keep it short and sweet here. I had a blast! The route was a perfect mix of fire roads with some double and singletrack peppered in. The weather was ideal and the bugs minimal. I roped my friend Eric into running with me. He did great with the exception of eating S**t halfway through. He rallied and finished strong.
Once I crossed the finish line I enjoyed a 10 am hot dog and bag of chips along with some water that a random stranger handed to me. Side note: Eric gave me a pair of bone conduction headphones to wear during the race and I fell in love immediately. The Hoka One One Gaviota 3's were clutch in keeping me comfortable without shin splints. A huge win.
So that's it, my first frolic (trail race) is in the books. Already looking forward to my next one. Until then my fellow Racer-X'ers...
Keep it Classy and Keep it Real,
Jason (J-Bone) Fitzgerald