A Beautiful Trail Run

Thank you so much to EVERYONE for sending so many healthy thoughts my way ūüôā

I think the consensus is a bout with some food poisoning. ¬†Violent, awful, but quick moving. ¬† I’m continuing to feel better and better as the day goes on. ¬†A lot of Wheat Thins, sparking water, and Starbursts. ¬†How weird am I?

I did want to backtrack a bit and get back to more normal business.

Yesterday’s Run

5 miles in the Park


Even though I wasn’t feeling hot, I went back to my new favorite park for a quick walk or run . . . whatever my body was feeling. ¬†It was far too beautiful to NOT at least give the run a shot.


I took the first mile nice and slow, and told myself that I could reevaluate at every mile (or more if needed) whether or not I wanted to keep going.


Yesterday I ran one loop around the lake, and then decided to jump off the paved trail and give the actual trails a shot.


The trails were a great idea.  Beautiful and really could take you anywhere.



I ended up making it 5 miles — nice, slow and easy.


(they obviously knew I was coming….)


Like I said, nice and slow.  9:47 BEAUTIFUL miles.


This run reminded me of WHY I love running outside. ¬†To make things even MORE surprising, ¬†I left my IPOD at home for this one. ¬†I really wanted to be in tune with my body AND with the great outdoors ;)…and I’m so glad I did.

I felt SO much more aware of my surroundings and so in tune with everything around me. ¬†Snakes, bugs and all. ūüėČ

Seems like I’m stepping closer and closer to my goal of finding at least one run outdoors that I can do a week as the weather gets cold. ¬†It’s hard NOT to want to be outside when I have runs like this one.

Question:  Where is your favorite place to run?