It was great to be able to do my trot up here in Maine and share the experience with a friend. Lauren and I did a favorite trail on the island which is a 1.7 mile figure 8 called "Ships Harbor." We chose this trail because we have often accidentally met up on walks or runs on our weekends off from working together on a farm. We looped the course twice to make it a 5k, enjoying a slow run next to the ocean. During the run, I thought a lot about how much it has meant to me to grow up in a community committed to peace, justice, and antimilitarism. I also thought a lot about my dad, Tom Joyce, and all of the work he has put in to making the Peace Trot happen each year and designing beautiful (although sometimes featuring killer hills) courses for us all to run.