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Friday, May 28, 2010

Rave Run

You know how in Runner's World, in the beginning someplace, they always have a "Rave Run" that features some pretty running route? Well, I feel as though my run this morning could've been featured in such an article.

I drove out to the nearby trails at about 7 am, and it was the perfect temperature out -- 57 degrees, basically my ideal running temp -- and the run was probably the most idealic run I've ever had. The trails were wide, flat and mostly root and rock-free, and the majority of the trail I picked was shaded. I passed over a small creek (with ducks in it and everything!), and for the first half mile or so, the path followed along the bank of the Cannon River. With the birds singing, the forest's wildflowers and the morning's quiet, it was really a "zen" run. I was like Snow-friggin-White out there!


I don't get this kind of scenery or gentle running environment in South Florida, and I was in heaven; I can see how people get hooked on trail running!


The morning was so perfect, I felt as though I could run all morning, but again, we had obligations for the day, so I headed back for what I'm guessing was about 5 miles total (though it's hard for me to estimate since I'm sure my pace was different on the trail, but that's my best run-dar guess). I got back to Jerry's dad's a little after 8, and when Jerry asked me how the run was I told him it was so great, I felt like reciting poetry and listening to love songs. Seriously, it. was. awesome.


So awesome that I believe that I just HAVE to go back tomorrow. And bring my camera. I probably won't post the pics until I get back, but I just have to get a few shots of these trails. Those of you who have this kind of running nearby you are luh-ky! I am forest green with envy ;)

27 comments:

Amanda said...

Sounds like a great run, enjoy it again tomorrow!

JojaJogger said...

Have fun again tomorrow. Looking forward to the pictures in a few weeks.

Her Name is Rio said...

You must take your camera tomorrow! Glad you had a wonderful run.

Ted said...

You can always live in MN for six months and FL during the winter. You would have a perfect year round weather to run.

Jamie said...

Don't you just love runs like that? Those perfect ones is partly the reason we runners run. :)

Shanna said...

Sounds fabulous! We don't have any foresty trails here in Texas where I am either, it's all concrete and asphalt.
Can't wait to see the pictures!

MCM Mama said...

I'm seriously jealous now...

Firefly's Running said...

That is one thing that I miss from living in MN. Minneapolis has one trail that has that same feel along the Minnehaha Creek. I plan to take Josh on that trail when we do out long run during our vacation.

lee@In My Tummy said...

That sounds great. I don't get that ever either. They have these Atlanta running t-shirts that say something like Atlanta Running - heat, hills and humidity. They're not kidding.

Erin said...

Sounds nice. Makes me want to run. I do miss MN in the summer and fall...looking forward to the pictures.

James said...

That's great! It's always good to have a great run, but from your description that sounds like you had a near perfect one!

N.D. said...

That sounds fantastic!!!

X-Country2 said...

Sounds amazing!

Christine said...

Beautiful - can't wait for the pics! :)

LMC said...

I love the Rave Run section of Runner's World. I always wish I were running there, wherever there is for that month. You're lucky to run in what sounds like a perfect spot. I'll be back tomorrow to check out the pix. Hope you have another great run tomorrow!

Beth said...

Sounds fantastic! One of these days, I'll get myself to a park or something instead of running up and down the street. Looking forward to seeing some pictures!

lifestudent said...

wow, that does sound pretty great. especially when you are used to hitting the pavement all the time ;)

Crystal said...

I used to love my MN runs back in high school. Everything is so picturesque and the air is clean and crisp. So memorable!

Wes said...

SCORE!! :-)

Stuart said...

I was thinking right up to the last paragraph, that the one thing missing was the photo!

Marlene said...

Sounds wonderful! Definitely looking forward to the pics.

Tricia said...

sounds awesome!

Viper said...

I had a similar experience on Saturday running part of the Buckeye Trail. Cheers!

Jess said...

You should convince someone to go with you and snap a pic of you running on the trail! Then you could send it in two runner's world!

runner26 said...

It sounds beautiful! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit. Family time is the best!

Lisa said...

I hope you do take your camera and post photos when you return. sounds heavenly!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I might have your email but can't find it right now so I was just checking in. Everything okay? Just letting you know your missed in bloggy world.