First: the winners of the Vi Endurance gels: RunKatie, Susette, and Jeff Gallup! E-mail me your addresses and I'll get the info to Vi Endurance! Congrats! You will love them.
I got to go to Salt Lake and run with my brother last Saturday. We ran 12.5 miles with about 8 miles of trail. The thing I love about my trails (little traffic) means that they're unrunable during the winter. However, in Salt Lake, the trails get used a lot and are packed down well so it makes running the trails great. It was a good test for my ankle which did well. We did have a time where we lost track of the trail for a bit and tracked through some knee deep snow but otherwise it was great! And even trudging through the snow was fun. I had so much fun with my brother and it felt good to have a great run!
His wife made us banana nut pancakes afterwards with strawberries and eggs. That may have been one of my highlights of the day!