This post right here is a dedication to running of the beautiful trails that exist all over the country. A little talk about my experience with trail running and why I think you should find your local trail and get out there to run it.
I started trail running about a year and a half ago. Simply as a way to break up my normal running routine. My school had a trail that connected to the FDR mansion and the Vanderbilt mansion. It was a whole new world. Running on dirt, constantly changing terrine, crossing rivers, smelling trees, branches in your face and the occasional trip and fall....it was all magical.
When I started, I realized my joints and body reacted differently too. My knees weren't as sore from running on the dirt/sand. I also took smaller strides, which was less of a blow to my legs as each foot his the ground. I read a lot about trail running and the proper technique on Runner's World.
While you can read proper technique by perusing the internet. Here's a list of why I love trail running.
Watching sweat drip onto the dirt as I run. You are working out and running harder than on flat land and roads without really noticing.
Feeling close to nature.
No cars, smells or onlooking traffic as you saunter on by.
Feeling sore in parts of my legs that I didn't know existed.
The fact that my knees do not feel dead afterwards!! Running on sand/dirt is sooo much better than hard pavement.
If you get a chance to trail run. DO IT. And then tell me alllll about it.
And because I do not like shopping, when I found it and put it on...I've wanted to wear it everyday. It's like a blanket with sleeves. Perfect.
Two days ago, I roasted chicken. Last night I took that chicken and joojed it up.
My healthy take on chicken pot pie. All the tasty insides of a chicken pot pie with out the crust. Even though the crust is the best part....
Carrot, onion, celery, peas, corn, sage, rosemary, a little chicken stock, spoonful of flour to thicken and non fat milk to make it creamy. Done. Easy. Tasty.
I also got a new hobby today! Ha, that sounds like I went to Hobby Town and picked one out.
I have been looking for a nice scarf for school. Since, I haven't found one I completely fancy, I realized my mom is an excellent crocheter and knitter. So, I asked her to show me a simple crochet technique. I'm making my own scarf!
|It's official: I am going to crochet my kids blankets one day.|
What's your favorite fall comfort food?
Have you ever done a trail run?