I took Monday off in case I was too sore after Sunday’s 10 mile race.
I was not. I felt great.
I decided to use the time to run somewhere new.
I never can. Either no time before work, too much traffic after work, boating or a long run to do on the weekend.
So today was the day and the weather was similar to the weekend’s – PERFECT!
I drove to Peebles Island. I heard there was a park there with trails.
When I got there, I got sidetracked.
In addition to lighthouses, I love bridges.
So I kept running over them.
Then I finally arrived back at the park to run the trails. There were two loops – an inner and an outer. I wasn’t sure which one to do and I was kinda nervous to be running by myself.
I decided to do the outer one but I think I may have made a wrong turn. Anyway it was beautiful & I saw some baby deer.
Luckily I bumped into a couple and asked them. They told me to do the outer loop because you get to see the falls.
Score. Love waterfalls even more than bridges.
I continued to run (and stop for photos). It was was beautiful – water views all along the trail and hills to climb for better views. Also tables for picnicking.
An almost perfect day. I was getting too cocky about trail running and down I went.
Nothing broken – just bruises and a bloody arm.
Luckily I was near the end. 3.8 miles done – (I would have done 4 miles if it weren’t for the fall.)
So I won’t be signing up for a trail race anytime soon.
Happy Running! Do you run on new routes often? Do you do trail races?