While “back home” for Christmas, my sister-in-law took me on an incredible trail run! I hadn’t run technical trails since I sprained my ankle in August 2009. (that Fall, I did run a lot of super easy trails – that are more like dirt roads)
I had lived on Lookout for almost my whole life but had never been to High Point (aka the highest point on the mountain). We did a 7 mile loop from her house that took as to High Point and back. We ran a bit, then walked up the ridiculously steep part and scrambled across the ridge of boulders, etc. The views were spectacular. It was breathtaking. We then ran down the gravel road for a bit (steep, quad killer) and then onto the new Connector Trail and ran the 4 miles back to her house. It was so so so much fun!!!
It had been so long, that I had forgotten how much I LOVE trail running. Regardless of where we live, I doubt I’ll ever end up a solely trail runner, but I do hope to be able to run trails more at some point. The trails in FL are sand … so I don’t really have the desire right now.
And I will say, HOLY COW, I was so unbelievably sore after that run. Wow :)