Thanks for all of the great questions guys! I was going to make the answers part of today’s post but have decided those answers deserve their own post. If any of you didn’t get your questions in, don’t worry, you still have time. Just scroll down and put your questions under the Ask Away post. I’ll have the answers for you tomorrow.
For today, I am thankful for something that I never thought I’d enjoy: The Trail Run.
In the past I complained about the trail run because it’s hot out there and running through leaves and sand is tough. But on Sunday during the BRA 4 mile trail run something happened. I felt great. I felt strong and fast and while I was as hot as a boiled peanut (it’s a Southern thing), I was really enjoying myself.
The trail run is such a break from the typical sidewalk and street running. I got to dodge horse poop and saw tons of gorgeous butterflies. I also ran through some sand and under some lovely tree covered shade. This is a time when I enjoy being in nature. And can then go home and shower! I also loved it because it was tough. I was sore on Monday and I’m a big fan of an intense run or work out. It feels great to have a couple tough work outs every week. And what better way to do it then with nature! Eff that indoor treadmill stuff (ok, ok the dreadmill has some advantages) but the only thing to see on the treadmill is the TV and some odd folks in too tight of clothing. On the trail there is always a possibility to see something beautiful, like those butterflies.
Yes, folks, this girl has changed her mind on the trail run. And today it’s what I’m thankful for.
What are you thankful for today?
Trails! I love putting on my Vibrams and heading out on soft dirt trails. I feel like an antelope or a wolf or something, running around little bends in the trails and tippy-toeing over rocks. I think I could run like that forever and never get tired. I can understand how people might want to do 50 or 100 miles of that.
Today I'm thankful that all my parts are working properly; I think I'm ready for my 1/2 IM!
I'm thankful for blogs (and people) that make me smile. It's nice waking up with that warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
Also frogs. I'm thankful for frogs.
I don't get on those trails near enough. It is such a nice change of pace, literally!
I love trail runs! I don't enjoy dodging the horse poop you also mentioned, but I do love that badass feeling I get when you're finished 🙂
Today I'm thankful for my fam 🙂
I'm thankful you avoided the horse poop!
Four day weekend! YAY………. Taking my TNT team for their final event of the season..
Trails are definitely a nice break from routine. And it trains different muscles depending on the terrain, so it's good for you running too. Cheers!
I love trail running. It requires so much more concentration.
I am thankful for my health.
Hooray for a new found love! Trails are so pretty – I hope they treat you well.
I definitely want to try trail running! I hear it's the fastest growing sport and it just sounds like a fun and challenging adventure!
I like the trail running idea to switch it up a bit! I think I would have to go w/ a partner for sure though. Love the idea of thankful thursday.
Next stop is the shoe store for some trail shoes! You really need to come out here to California where we have real mountains and real trails!