Adventures In Running

Thursday, November 13, 2008

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 13 - Trail Running Rocks!

I love trail running. It is so much more fun that running on boring roads. Today I went for my first fall trail run up Millcreek Canyon on the Pipeline Trail. It was definitely different than running there during the summer.

Some of the neat experiences I had on trails just today included:
  • Dodging my running companion Odee (a huge dog) as he kept stopping in front of me
  • Snow on the trails
  • Mud on the trails
  • Puddles on the trails
  • Shoes being sucked from the mud on the trails
  • Rocks
  • Branches
  • Roots
  • A tree across the trail from the last snowstorm
  • Dark coming early
  • Running with a flashlight and not being able to have my usual depth perception
  • Lots of uphills and downhills
  • Having to share my water bottle with the dog
  • Mud all up and down my legs

How can anyone think that running on a road is as fun as running on a trail?