Join Me for a Trail Run?

I promise not to make this into a running blog. I know, two posts in one week about running, a bit of overkill. 

the ski hill where we live, as seen from the trail where I run

Today's post is really just an excuse for more photos.

Yesterday I published a little post at Toe Salad about trail running with the girls. But I had more photos. And don't you know, all good photos must be published? Ha! 

Mostly, I want to share the sense of the fun and beauty I have in running through the woods with my girls. A newfound sense of fun.

I've always been a "let's go for a walk" kind of mom. But lately, I've become a "I'm going running. Who's coming with me?" mom.

Not big time running, mind you. Just a few kilometers through the woods, three times a week. But it's a start and I'm actually doing it. And that's what matters.  

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  • Michelle

    Michelle on May 10, 2013, 1:55 p.m.

    It would be motivating to run in all that beauty. Good for you for sticking with it. I always thought I would like to run but never did attempt it. Now I am too old, at almost 48. Gotta protect my knees. ;)


    • renee

      renee on May 10, 2013, 2:08 p.m.

      You are not too old! Do you really believe that? I don't believe in "too old" (smile).


    • Sarah

      Sarah on May 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

      Oh please don't think you're too old! My mom, while not a runner, has just started to pick up tennis again (at 53). That's a lot of movement, just like running. I encourage you to try it... just start walking!


  • Melissa

    Melissa on May 10, 2013, 4:29 p.m.

    Yeah for trail running! 

    But, that is not the only reason for my note. I saw your twitter feed alongside, with the comment about the grouse strike. We had a fatal bird strike, and many seemingly non-fatal (50% of strikes will be fatal...the birds fly off and succumb to an internal injury), before putting up an interim solution of painter's tape while we waited for an order of BirdTape

    I highly recommend tape. In the months it's been up, we haven't come home to a dead bird and the strike I've seen afterward installing it was a result of a group of starlings mobbing a downy woodpecker who panicked while trying to get away.



    • renee

      renee on May 10, 2013, 4:51 p.m.

      Thank you Melissa, The kids have hung some art on the windows to help. We watched the bird tap video, kinda funny actually. They suggest nearly covering your windows with tape, not something I'm willing to do - too much work and not so pleasant to look at all summer long. But I'm ok hanging art on the windows. 

      I left the grouse that died yesterday on the ground and planned to deal with it today (heave it into the woods). But when I got up this morning it was already gone. Some animal took care of it for us. 


  • Sarah m

    Sarah m on May 10, 2013, 5:22 p.m.

    I haven't done trail running since the college years (loved it then, though) back in Nebraska. I just started running again about 2 months ago. This looks like a lot of fun. I'll need to check out some local running trails in our area for weekend jaunts.

    I'm up to about 10-12 miles a week, but I have limited time during the morning (when I'm at my best for exercise) so I don't think I'll ever go more than 5 miles (and that seems a long way off!) during that morning period. I love our local trail that wraps a bit of the coast, though, and I love seeing the ocean first thing in the morning, and saying hello to Canada across the harbor! ;) Sarah M


  • Lora

    Lora on May 12, 2013, 3:06 a.m.

    Yeah!  I can get my 6 year-old to do interval training on the trails with no problem!  There are always knights and dragons chasing us! 


  • Sara

    Sara on Aug. 30, 2013, 1:47 p.m.

    Trail running has become my favorite ways to exercise. I used to live in the gym but a few weeks ago a friend of mine introduced me to trail running and I haven't been on a treadmill since!


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