Last Saturday, I ran the 7k trail race ‘Bouncing Buns’ in Pennsylvania, and although I improved my result by 1min compared to the previous year, when I came in third, this time I was only the seventh overall. The competition has become more intense thanks to the guys like Kirby, who was 3min ahead of me and came in second. However, a race like that is first of all a fun social event. Especially when you come with a group of college friends; Kirby was a part of ‘Team America’ brought together by Brianna, for whom it was also the second time at ‘Bouncing Buns’. She and 2 of her friends were in top 5 female runners!
And I guess everyone wished they had such a group of friends to hang out naked with in their college years, great example for the young generation!
As in last year, before and after the award ceremony, the participants continued to hang out at Sunny Rest resort, either chilling by the pool, or playing volleyball, ping-pong and badminton, despite the soreness after the race. Active naturists at their best! My 2 friends and I stayed overnight, after we found out that we indeed were entitled for a free night camping; this wasn’t clear in the beginning, so if you come next year make sure to claim the discount!
In the evening, Will and I went for a hike, partially by the trail where the race took place. It’s funny that neither of us (and I’m pretty sure almost all fellow runners) did not notice that right at the beginning of trail there was a bed ‘floating’ in the air!
Well, it was of course hanging on the ropes attached to the trees, but it felt as if it was just floating through the forest above the green sea of ferns!
Later on the trail, we met a couple on a quad, and the woman proudly announced that the bed had been used in a shooting for Penthouse a couple of days before. Well, I guess we won’t compete with them, but I’m quite impressed with how my photos came out…
Walking naked on the trail felt perfect and relaxing, although I still felt some soreness in my calves after the race. We noticed quite a lot of spiky vines by trail, but luckily the trail itself was cleared up of those.
At the first intersection, we followed the Hard Trail of course, which started with a tunnel of rhododendron bushes.
Later, parts of the trail became a bed for a cool spring, which great on a hot day like that!
Other parts of the trail were covered with soft fresh grass.
We also encountered this very shy tortoise that was hiding in its shelf with all efforts.
We hiked till we reached a beautiful meadow, where we saw the quad couple again, and then went back to Sunny Rest for a dinner. Last time, on similar occasion we returned after 9pm and could only get take-out fast-food from the restaurant, which frankly wasn’t that great. But this time we got to try their proper menu, and it was very decent, especially after a day full of sport activities!