On The Trail Once Again

I like trail running in the woods.  It is different:  different mindsets, muscle groups, and definitely different challenges.

On this relative “warm” winter day (temperature reaching 60s Fahrenheit), I took my run into the woods.  The rain yesterday disguised the trails with wet leaves and slippery foot falls.  Hidden stumps and branches made them more treacherous than what I remembered.

It has been a while since my last trail run.  I would guess before my marathon training more than 6 months ago.  Scenes looks familiar yet not the same.  Landmarks that I used to track my way around are no longer reliable.  My mind raced as fast as my feet in each of the encounter.

And sure enough, I got lost on my way back.  Luckily it was a trail that I have got lost on before, so I managed to find my way out.  Thank goodness. The lessons learned today was not to under estimate the challenge.  To enjoy trail running again, I need to work my way back to rebuild my trail fitness.

Ever got lost while running? What was your experience?

This entry was posted in awareness, health, shoes, training technique, transition and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Have You Got a Buddha Moment?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s