Now, that's not to say that I ran the entire 4 miles today. Hardly! There were chunks, particularly during mile 2 that I had no choice but to hop from rock to rock and side step massive puddles and ankle deep mud. And of course, sometimes end up in nearly ankle deep mud! For the most part, though, I was able to avoid the thickest mud and huge puddles by finding some creative paths. Like this one:
|One of many giant puddles across the trail|
After getting through that nasty part plus some, I meandered up into a high trail through some really muddy woods that forced me to turn around because it was nearly impossible to pass through. But it got me to a beautiful creek, so it was worth it. After turning back around, I found another trail. It climbed and climbed and at one point I almost just turned around because it didn't seem to ever end. But if I had turned around, I wouldn't have gotten to enjoy this:
|Running in the middle of a forest|
|Think my shoes are broken in?|
Do you like running or hiking on trails? What do you look for in a good trail?