I haven’t run since Friday! And though my ankle still slightly aches, I ached more to run trails today. Being the end of the school year, field-trips, open houses, play dates etc., life has been hectic – not to mention, tomorrow is my last day of school (work), and I’ve had seniors literally racing against the clock to graduate. Two boys finished this evening who I thought weren’t going to pull it off. I am so dang happy for them.
ANYWAY, in between all this, I finally fit in a short run today. The weather was extremely overcast. And I felt strong. I guess a rest does me good. I simply let my mind go and took it all in. Today’s run cleansed me more than a run has in a long time. When before I ran this morning I felt a little hopeless, afterward, I saw lots of opportunity and hope.
West Ridge Trail, which is the ridge that goes up to Top of the World has 3 off-shoots. Two are not named, the last is Park Avenue Nature Trail. I took all 3 for the elevation, though it shortened the mileage a bit on this out-and-back to Top of the World. I love the difficulty, some of it technical, not to mention the single-track of these off-shoots (I think I made up that word – I also call them “C trails” because they’re kind of shaped like C’s, beginning and ending on West Ridge).
Miles logged this morning: 6.09
ps. The RAT is back! It’s been seen running around our backyard (in broad daylight) like he’s the new puppy. I don’t go in the backyard anymore.