Whether it is from illness (yours or those you care for) or injury, when you are sidelined for running is there anything you do that gives you the same feelings of euphoria and accomplishment?
Going on day 4 of flu fest, formally known as our big summer vacation, I've had about as much as I can handle of sick, pukey kids. This morning, after my mom got back from her run and I had Jonny down for a morning nap, I knew that I had to get outside. It's been a week since I ran last. I'm still dealing with an Achilles that just won't be quite and a knee that seems to be trying to steel attention from the Achilles so my running has been few and far between. Nothing, however, makes me feel the way I do after I go running so this morning it was time to have a therapy session. I needed it.
I wasn't exactly sure where to go until I noticed a dirt road on some undeveloped land close to the resort we are staying in. It turns out that the dirt road led to a trail runners dream.
|I opted for the curvy trail on the left.|