It would be hard to find another town in the United States that finds more ways to combine running with fun as well as Tallahassee does. Case in point: today's Access Tallahassee Cross Country Challenge.
It all sounded pretty innocuous: go out to the cross country course at the Red Hills Horse Trials and run the course!
That would be the 2.4 mile course with approximately 25 horse-sized jumps:
Including two "wet" jumps like this:
Some would say the idea itself was "squirrel-y":
But it had plenty of opportunities to rediscover our "inner child" and "jump for joy" (or survival):
It was no "picnic":
(Imagine the scale; this is a horse jump/human jump.)
But the things that take us out of our comfort zones rarely are a picnic.
Thank you Access Tallahassee for a fun and challenging event!
(Access Tallahassee is a young professionals' organization created by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Visit their website here.)
(You can visit my entire album from my experience here. I was a bit limited as I had a disposable camera and was trying to run the course while navigating those jumps!)