Saturday, October 30, 2010

Leg 1: The buffalo are loose: Let the stampede begin

Hello!  I am Jill Manners, the director of the ATEP.  Doug Branch (Clin Ed Coord) and I had the first run.  Before the run, we took our traditional group picture with Josef on ASU's campus.  Hopefully someone will post it in the near future.  At least this year it wasn't snowing!  We left from the Appalachian State University football stadium at 5:31 am in Boone, NC.  A little later than we wanted but, what do you expect!  For those of you questioning all of our references to buffalo (No - WCU's mascot is the Catamounts) This goes back to my days in Salisbury.  Pat, that is dedicated to you! 

We had a great dinner at Joe's Italian Restaurant last night.  Great food!  Emiy Mikeal ('07) met us at dinner.  Ashley hit the jackpot again with our accomodations for the night.  She reserved a cabin in the mountains outside of Boone.  Only about 10 - 15 minutes from the stadium.  The house was great.  Don't think they anticipated all 15 of us there....  The second van didn't arrive to Boone until 3:30 this am.  The life of an ATC (and student).  Friday night football! 

It was pitch black this morning and I had to ask again, why did we decide to do this?  The run was decent, until, we hit....."the damn hill".  Where did that come from?  Somehow, I forgot about it....oh well, we beasted it!  One down.....4 to go!

Let's go Catamounts!  Be buffalo!


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