Thursday, August 4, 2011

Back to the woods.

Most of my family is in Baltimore until Sunday. This leaves me plenty of time to do chores to (hopefully) impress my wife, as well as get some running in. As I type, I have a load of laundry in the dryer AND one in the washer. I still have dishes to do, but I will get to them after this.

Tonight, after work, I went for a trail run. The Appalachian Trail comes fairly close to our house, and I’ve been running a section of it for a few years now (not constantly….), and have really come to enjoy this little section of the Trail. I run south, toward Georgia. Typically I turn around at the Happy Hill Shelter and make a nice 10k out of it. Click this link to go to a google map that, if I did it right, will show a mark in the middle of the woods.

During the run out, I snapped a few pics:

IMAG0573IMAG0574the trail goes down and to the left, just beyond those trees. I took this one looking back, having just come up.

This next picture is looking along the direction of travel. Gets flat for a little while at the top, but is never really ‘flat’. Running the ‘out’ portion, there are spots where you think that you are running flat, but when you are on the ‘back’ portion, it is clear that you are running down a dream hill.


IMAG0575At the trail junction, there are several signs. I just came from Elm Street. What a nightmare! I have never run the whole section out and back, but I have run it from w. hartford to norwich. in the snow. it was great! this has got to be one of my favourite places to run.

Back at the trailhead, my efforts are shown on my shirt: I was soaked. shirt, shorts, visor. yep. drenched.IMAG0577now if I could just get rid of that extra skin on my neck.

thanks for hanging with me this evening. mebbe I’ll have more tomorrow. I have been trialing a SPIBELT, so I’d like to share my thoughts…

Be Well,



  1. Love it! And super jealous of your trail!

  2. So maybe I'll finally convince the husband that moving to the Vermont/NH area is a good idea and we can run your trails.

  3. I would love to live near a trail where I Could run, walk or ride my bike. That's just what I need! We've got nothing....
    I love the new look of your blog, by the way.

  4. I'm jealous, the only thing that we can do outdoors in Phoenix right now is run to your car and turn the AC on... this sounds like a fun trail to explore.