25th State for the 3rd go around done at the Wild Azalea Trail 27 miler today in the Kisatchie National Forest near Alexandria, Louisiana. An up and down trail race through Forest Service land, the course had to be modified due to the shutdown no permits would be granted for common gathering areas. One of very few races that put a smile on my face every time I saw a hill, signifying I would be crawling out of the muddy mess that was the bottoms of the forest. Unfortunately I scheduled my flights very tight so I did not have time to shower. Under my clean clothes I look like I tried to make out with a spinning potters wheel. Fun fact: I am reliably informed that Britney Spears comes from Alexandria, LA.