I Want to be a Trail Runner When I Grow Up.

July 20, 2013

My Running

So I’ve been running at the Wetlands. A nature preserve trail along and around a riverbed. There’s dirt. Very very little sand. Bridges. Hills. Gravel. And peace and quiet.

Except today.

I had a yuck run this morning. I couldn’t quite get my breathing down….when I felt like I was pushing myself I looked at my Runkeeper expecting it to tell me I was at a 9:30 pace….but no! I was at a 10:38 pace. Or 10:18. Or 10:02. My average pace was almost 11. Rarely was I under a 10. So what’s up with that? Just chalk it up to a bad day?


Plus the route is getting hum-drum. There wasn’t anything new to look at. Oh! Except for this:


What a nice view to see a construction zone….NOT. Plus there was a temporary fence that was blocking my entrance to the bridge to finish up my last mile. With a sign “TRAIL CLOSED”. Are you kidding me?!

No. They weren’t.


For the first time EVER I had to climb a fence while trail running. I am getting spoiled by doing these trail races because the way is cleared, the path is marked….and then there’s food after.

S P O I L E D.

So I finished the run and decided to order a book I had seen online. “50 Trail Runs in Southern California”. $5.98, used, in very good condition, and shipping included. Not a bad deal.

I want to be a trail runner. I want to run with other trail runners.

What do you want?? Out of life. What is it you want?


I want to be my own hero. :-)

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About rsouleret

I am a mother of two beautiful girls. I work full time. And I run. ILML.

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