Thursday, August 21, 2008

Trail running...probably not for me!

My husband and I went on our first trail run last night. It was a 4 mile run with his group. This was the first time that either of us had attempted a trail run. It was definitely a workout as my legs are sore this morning. I think though, that overall, I'm not a fan of the trails.

You have to constantly look down to make sure that you're not going to trip. And even then you might still trip anyway. I could have been about to be mauled by a bear, but I wouldn't have noticed because I was looking so intently at the ground. The pace was slowed down a lot in an attempt to stay upright.

Things were going well until we had about five minutes left. Eric was running in front of me, and all of a sudden, down he went. He tripped on a rock or root or something. It looked like he was sliding into homebase, but instead of a base there was a lot of rocks and dirt and roots. His left wrist and left thigh took most of the impact. Nothing is broken, but we think he sprained his wrist. It had a couple of puncture marks too where rocks got him.

Trooper that he was though, he picked himself up and finished the trail. He didn't have much of a choice since we were in the woods, but he did it and then went to La Paz with the group to eat.

I don't think he'll be doing trail runs again. As for me, I will try it again, if only for the extra workout, but it's not something I'll be doing on a regular basis!