Instead of running the Oklahoma City Marathon--again--I'm running the Frisco 50 near Springfield Missouri. It's on a Rails-to-Trails trail--25 miles out and 25 back for the 50 miler. My friends Charlotte, Dennis,Caroline, and Kurt and Shelley are going. Dana is coming to run the half marathon. They also have a 50K, marathon, and an 8K--something for everyone. The trail meanders through the country--running northish to the turnaround and then back. The elevation chart looks interesting--they always do, but I bet this is a nearly flat course. Only the hill on the return trip seems like a walker. They call it crushed limestone, but it looks like regular old gravel. Gaiters will be needed. There are several bridges--some wooden, some iron. This one looks cool--I hope the ties are not all that far apart! Gotta pay attention crossing the roads. I doubt they'll have traffic control. Shade. We'll need lots. They say there is a brief paved section. Hmmm--ok. Scenic trailz. Scenic bridges. Can't wait. And getting another medal for my cluttered shelf--not a bad thing either.