Monday, I had the day off from work. (Originally it was planned so I could do my long run.)
Anxious to test out my foot, I decided that an easy run was the order for the day.
I was going to stay nearby but then again, I had the day off. Why not drive somewhere new?
I had heard about Five Rivers and that it was a great place to hike.
I got a late start and it was humid but otherwise, it was a great day to run or run/walk as in my case.
I wish I had downloaded the trail maps here to be better prepared but I just winged it. There are supposed 10 miles of trails so I just started with one and continued until I got to 4 miles or it started to rain.
I started with the Woodlot trail which was pretty short.
Then I did the Wild Turkey trail but did not see any wild turkey…just lots of butterflies and birds.
At times, I got off course and I am not sure I actually did the whole trail.
Next was the North Loop trail.
I ran when it was safe to do so like on dirt and grass, I walked when it was too dangerous and a big chance of tripping and falling.
The Old Field trail was next.
This one was an easy loop to follow.
The last one I did was Vlomankill trail.
I enjoyed this one – a lot variety – bridges, stairs, water …
It looked like it may rain so I quit at this point – 4.5 miles covered.
Now that I look at the map, there are a few more trails that I missed.
I am definitely going back.
As for my foot. It didn’t really hurt. It felt a little sore.
When I got home, it did hurt a little but then that went away and I was pain free for the rest of the day. I played tennis on Tuesday and was okay.
Fingers still crossed!
Happy Running! Do you mix up the surfaces that you on?