Have I ever told any of you just how much I love trail running? To be out there with nature is one of my favourite things in the world to do. I am also so fortunate to be blessed to live in a country where we get 4 different seasons and the incredible beauty that comes along with this!
Getting out there in the spring and watching the snow melt, and the trees budding their fresh leaves. Seeing the trilliums bloom and bring the forest floor to life makes me smile. Feeling the warm wind and the sun on your face. Spring runs are gorgeous and invigorating.
Then there is summer, oh the warm and hot summer days on the trail. The trail looks stunningly beautiful with all the different greens of the deciduous and coniferous trees, and all the various bushes and ground cover! Beautiful! You are forced to take more breaks, which is fine, because the heat can exhaust you! Luckily the trails are in the forest, so you are likely to be cooler here in the shade than doing a road run.
Then we have the beauty of the fall. Sometimes the scenery is so breath-taking that I find myself making lots of picture-taking stops! Fine with me! Life is too short to not stop and admire the beauty in nature! In the fall, it is the time of year when the trees are all changing into their fall colours, and if you are blessed to live in an environment where this happens every year you are very fortunate! I just love the smell of the fallen leaves and the much-awaited cooler air. Fall runs are spectacular!
Then we have winter trail runs. These are actually my most favourite which many people feel is very strange!! I love getting all bundled up in layers and getting out there on a cold winter’s day. The leafless trees allow you to see the beautiful rolling hills covered in snow. The challenging trail takes you up and down those hills and you get warm with all that extra effort of running through snow and ice. I love the challenge!
I truly love my trail runs and even more-so because it is something I am blessed to be able to do with my loving husband!
Have I sparked interest in any of you to give trail running a try?
I sure hope so!
Your Simply Susan fitness inspiration of the day!😆