21 Jun '14, 2am

Western States: It’s All In The (Extended) Family

In between taper runs this week and my last full week of work before leaving for California on Saturday, our house has been abuzz with activity. This annual ritual that is Western States seems to have become as much a part of our family as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Packing the familiar backpacks and camping gear, making reservations at our favorite campsites, firming up arrangements with pacers and friends, and planning out, down to the minute, our pre-race routines, has become something the Jones-Wilkins family shares and savors. This year, in particular, it has been tinged with added emotion. Needless to say, our collective familial energy level is sky high.

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