I'm a lifelong runner with a goal of running a 1/2 marathon in every state. With all the races being cancelled with COVID-19, I've been itching to get out there and race. Thanks Craig Manahan for finding this 14 mile trail and posting it on the FKT site. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I ran it from Yelm to Tenino with my Hoka Cliftons, running vest, 3 Spring Energy gels, some water and my phone to listen to the FKT podcast on my journey. I highly recommend Sandstone Cafe post run.
I'm grateful for the mental toughness this last pandemic year has brought. I used it all to get not only a 1/2 marathon PR, but my first FKT!! I could not be more excited. I would like to extend a BIG thank you to David Griffin who introduced me to FKT's and how much fun and challenge they can bring. Cheers to many more (and 1/2 marathons too once this pandemic is over!)