Thursday, October 23, 2008
Notes from the Trail
I finally dusted off my running shoes and made it to the trail yesterday. My husband showed me a different trail network and I allowed him to take off without be because I have to go at my own pace. It was a beautiful, secluded woods in maple-sugar country. The leaves were crisp and noisy on the trail, but at least they weren't wet and slippery. The loop was short, so I pushed myself to do three rounds. The difference between the trails is intense because of the hills. Previously running on a flat rail bed, my behind was not at all used to it.
Anyone who has read previous "Notes from the Trail" might recall that I have a Nike+ gadget in my shoe that tracks my pace, distance, etc. through my iPod Nano. In the past I've received post-run congratulations from Lance Armstrong or Paula Radcliffe, marking various milestones and achievements. While the run ended silently this time, I was half-expecting a voice to say "Where the #### have you been, you fat #####!"" LOL Silence is kind. It felt great!