Blue's UnBashful Blog

Blue's UnBashful Blog

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pumpkin Fest 5k

This year I wanted to compete in a "destination race".  I was thinking somewhere warm and was thinking of a triathlon.  Alas, my sprained ankle had other plans.  During my weeklong adventure in Ohiopyle, I saw a brochure for "Pumpkin Fest" including a 5k run.  Perfect!

Thursday October 2nd I headed for the mountains once again.  The colors of fall painted the peaceful scenery the entire drive up.  Friday and Saturday I explored various trails, absorbing all of nature's fall beauty.  It was peaceful, pleasant, and productive.  Nature soothes my soul and calms my anxious mind. 

Sunday I headed to Confluence Pennsylvania.  The weather was a bit chilly but the sun was out and so were the people.  This hometown race took place during a fall festival and included a great turnout.   I spoke to some of the runners surprising them with the 3 hour drive to run this race.  The course was beautiful, flat, and well attended.  I ran with some Steeler's fans... good looking, rugged, friendly Steeler's fans. 

I crossed the finish line and headed to the festival.  I tried deep fried oreos for the first time.  The chocolate, frosting, deep fried deliciousness was to die for.  I bought a tie dye sweatshirt and then headed back to my cabin to head home.

This race is a must do for the pleasant, friendly atmosphere, great course, and fall beauty!

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