Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Back on the Horse... or Should I Say, the Trail

It’s been more than a month since I’ve blogged about running, and it’s good to be back online. I’ve been struggling with an awful cold that just wouldn’t go away – but now, finally, I feel like I’m out of the woods – or perhaps, back into the woods, given that it’s trail running we’re talking about.

Until I fell ill, I was averaging around 40 miles a week. After about three weeks off, doing 25 this week feels like a struggle. Who knew I’d lose so much fitness in so short a time?

Even so, it is such a pleasure to be running again that I find I’m enjoying each trail run more than ever – savoring the scenery and the physical exertion as never before. And my running routine seems . . . well, less routine. I’ve had ample opportunity to stop and take photos as I catch my breath trail-side -- and I'm rediscovering the beauty of the trails I run every day, trails that I perhaps took for granted before.

So please, enjoy these photos from a recent run on the Bridle Trail in Griffith Park – it was a gorgeous day and the rain has now made everything lush and green.

See you on the trail!

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Blogger Faithful Soles said...

Ashley, glad to hear you are back out there. I'm going to resume my running in about 3 more weeks after I let my left shin heal up some more, so I can relate to how you feel.

By the way, thanks again for linking your blog to our database on the main Faithful Soles web site. We now have bloggers from 37 states in the USA and 20 other countries.

11:25 AM  
Blogger olga said...

These are great photos and fantastic trails, drawing in!

11:27 AM  

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