This Saturday is the Rocky Raccoon 8 Hour race for which I signed up. This is not a high priority race, but one that is fine tuning me for the Berryman Epic. After I signed up, I started receiving quite a few e-mails from SORBA-Chattanooga about trail work days this same weekend.
Guilt set in. While I will be having fun, with a bit of suffering thrown in for good measure, a group of volunteers will be putting in hard hours laying the final stretches of trail at Enterprise South Nature Park. I think the last time I did "official" trail work was several years ago at my local park. None since then ... Yeah, I have excuses: work, family, training, but if everyone made excuses, there would be no trails.
I am now thinking I already know what my 2011 New Year's resolution will be. But until then, I will continue to make donations to various groups. I am committing now, that if I am blessed with a good race and am able to podium, I will donate a good portion of my winnings to the Raccoon Mountain trail building fund.
I know I am not the only racer in this boat, so if you are racing the Rocky Raccoon's Revenge 8 Hour, I challenge you to make the same commitment.