I’m Back!


I went for my first run in a while – too long but I’ve been recovering from a cold with a lingering cough that made running a no-go.  I can’t be a slacker though, with Exercise Your Rights

Asheville in the spring is amazing.  It’s perfect outside right now.  In the 70s, sunny, birds a’singing, flowers a’blooming.  A runner’s dream.  

Since I plan on doing a trail run in the fall, I decided to check out a trail 20 minutes from my apartment at the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. 


Red clover like this was along the trail
Aaaah, trail running.  This is the good stuff.  I spent about a half hour jogging around the area and orienting myself.  I saw a few mountain bikers and two walkers — that was all in the human category.  Otherwise, lots of birds, a few bugs, and lots of interesting plants.  

I just read there’s a 6 mile loop from the trailhead and with any luck I can figure out how to follow that the next time I head out.  And for the hot summer days, there’s also a lake for swimming.  

Too good to be true?  Oh well, there’s the whole running part.  It’s easier than when I started, but I still have a looooong way to go to get to 13.1 miles. 

On that note, TWICE this week I’ve seen 13.1 bumper stickers.  A little “get moving” message from the universe to me.  

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