I can’t believe another month has gone by!
At the start of 2020 I was lost as to what my running goal would be for the year. I had done speed, distance, etc. Then the amazing Kathy suggested that I run to visit her. So off I went to Rapid City. You can tell I don’t run as much as many people out there as it’s a new year and I am still working on this goal of visiting Kathy.
Unfortunately, January hasn’t been a great month for running because I fell on the first Sunday long run of the year and my body is taking it’s sweet time healing. The only good thing I can say is that I just managed to squeak out 81.22km this month to beat last January’s 77km. With this 81km I have made it to Maier Lane in Billings, Montana.
Billings, Montana is definitely the biggest place I have stopped so far with 109,000 people and is the largest city in Montana. Billings, Montana is located on the Yellowstone River and has been around since 1872. Billings was named after the president of the Northern Pacific Railway, Frederick Billings.
Billings has the nickname Magic City because of its fast growth and it is continuing to grow very quickly to this day.
There are many attractions and events in Billings and one is the Pictograph caves which are just five miles from downtown Billings.
One cool thing is that Billings was covered by an inch of ash from the 1980s eruption of Mt. St. Helens. I remember my mom talking about my dad coming home with ash on him as he was trucking in the area of Mt. St. Helens at the time.
Well, I think I will cool my heels here for a day as there seems to be a lot of new shopping area in Billings. 😀
10 thoughts on “Run to Rapid City Update #11”
Will you check out the yarn shops in Billings??
Ooo for sure! Yarn is always my souvenir from places now
Billings also has some great sportswear shops, and the University of Montana too! On to the prairie, and FYI, you should turn on to HWY 212 right after Crow Agency(it’s the short cut!)
Ok I’ll keep my eye open for the turn. So far, I’ve just done what my phone says🤣
getting closer! You would at least be able to find a hotel in Billings compared to some of the other places you’ve stopped in along the way.
Yes I’ve stopped in a lot of tiny places. It’s nice to hit something bigger, finally
How fun! I wonder if the weather is as blustery in Billings as it is in New York.
It’s just grey and wet here, but I would assume Billings would be snowy
Congratulations – you are doing great! I love hearing your progress reports 🙂
Thank you. I had been going to be further but my fall affected my mileage. I’m hoping for a better February!