TALES FROM THE TRAIL (AND SOMETIMES THE ROAD TOO)

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Traction!

I took the ace bandage off my wrist this morning for a short run up to Top of the World and back.  The skies were blue, the weather cool and I had some traction!  Yes, when my feet hit the ground, they didn’t slide.  Beautiful.  No ice, no snow, no slush.  Today’s run was a quiet little adventure.  Merely a peaceful run through the wilderness.  My calves were tight at first.  My knees ached a bit at first also.  They ached from impact injury not from repetitive-use (my left knee is scabbed up a bit).  Anyway, I’d much rather have the impact injury over repetitive-use. 

I saw plenty of hikers and runners on the trails today.  An influx of people into the sport, or perhaps signs of New Years Resolutions.   It’s all good. 

Running down into Wood Canyon:

West RidgeTrail:

Top of the World:

Today’s out-and-back:  Wood Cyn, Cholla, West Ridge to Top of the World (& back Smile)

Running cyn vistas out-and-back 1-8-2013, Elevation - Distance

2 comments:

  1. Nice Lauren! I see many runners out on the road and trails over here as well. New year's resolutions and also the start of Comrades training here in SA.

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  2. That's right Comrades!! I hope I live long enough to try that race. I loved watching it on-line last year. I found it very dramatic.

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