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A Beautiful Black Hills Marathon

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I guess I’ve been a little silent since my last race. I’ve been focused on rest and treating another injury (a soft tissue injury to my right calf). Ugh. But I shouldn’t wait any longer to write about the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon. It was a great race and a fun weekend with friends!
I flew by myself to meet up with Jim and Jody for the weekend (and several other Marathon Maniac friends were there too). The day consisted of sampling some mediocre South Dakota beers, catching my first glimpse of the Black Hills scenery, and learning that the dining options in Deadwood were very limited: casino buffets (and not as nice as the ones in Las Vegas), or greasy spoon/bar type food. We had dinner at the Social Club, hung out with Ted for a little bit, then later at our hotel (Cadillac Jack’s) we had a chance meeting wth Main Mainacs #2 and #3.
Our next day in South Dakota was all about sight-seeing. We arrived at Mount Rushmore just before the fog lifted and had a nice visit of the memori…