Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Outdoor | 4 Comments

I’ve been running lately. Quite a lot. I have one rule: No pavement. Because that just hurts. Trail running is, if not pleasant, at least more tolerable than anything indoors. Except, it’s becoming enjoyable. And really, I’m not entirely surprised. I used to enjoy running. And so, for now, I’ll continue to tentatively do so—until I get hurt. Which is inevitable.

But the views have been nice.


  1. BJ
    January 23, 2012

    Stumbled up your blog last week. Thought it was pretty cool, but a little bike centric for a trail runner like myself. Hope to see you keep it up and write a line or two more about it.

    ps I agree, pavement is for suckers.

  2. 1speed
    January 23, 2012

    I could write this exact same post. I’ve been doing the same thing, and only off-road, and I, too, will inevitably get hurt doing it because it always seems to happen. The only thing I’d add is that I’m becoming a cat or something because almost every run I do is in the dark and I don’t have a light, but at this point I don’t even notice. Night time is starting to look like dusk to me. And this is likely completely false and I’m probably just going insane from spending so much time in the dark.

    Anyway, as the Black Eyed Peas say, keep on runnin’ run-in-in runnin’ run-in-in …

  3. Eric
    January 24, 2012

    May 11th. Zion 50. ‘Nuff said.

  4. Aaron
    January 24, 2012

    Yeah running. I got back into it when I moved to Boulder (CO from AZ) last year. Here, my closest trails by the Flatirons are off-limits to bikes, so not wanting to be left out of any trail I bought me a pair of runnin’ shoes. Sometimes it’s just easier than messing with all that bike gear to get in a quickie. Plus I can tell myself it’s good for H-A-B ing. The one thing we have here though is ‘warm-up-days’ which turns the snow to ice – a supreme downer.

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