Friday, March 15, 2013

Trail Running: It's About the Experience

It is not about your time.
I run to have an adventure.
That's the main reason I got into trail running.
I know I'm not fast.
But that doesn't mean I'm giving up.
And I'm not just dismissing myself from ever running fast just because I don't run a 7 minute mile.
Sometimes I don't like running.
We've all been there.
If you know an avid runner that told you they love running and they always have...
We have all had those moments in our life when we hate the idea of running.
I get tired.
And I'm also a wee bit lazy. :/
And I don't like the dreadmill.
And I will do some road running from time to time (usually the only option, like when I'm traveling).
I am limited to the trails.

Which is just fine by me. :D

No complaint here.

I love the trails.
They give me the chance to let go and be outside.  
It's kind of like meditation for me.
can think if I want. Sometimes it helps me clear my head.
But I can also let go. And think about absolutely. nothing.  
How blissful. :) :) :)
Here is a taste of some of the beauty I've experienced while running:

For me, trail running is such an amazing adventure.

If you ever want to try it out,
I have a few requests:
Be respectful to nature and the trail itself.
Take your trash with you.  
Forget about your time.
Enjoy the views.


“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” ~ Edward Abbey

1 comment:

  1. YOu are lucky to have those trails around you! I'm currently looking for trails around my area but I find myself a little scared running by myself.


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