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7 Mile Trail Run

25 Mar

So there I was, all suited up and ready to roll.  The plan:  2 miles with my 12-year-old sister, then another 8 on the adjacent trails.  Well, the first two whizzed by and before I knew it, it was time to begin my eagerly anticipated trail run.  Mind you, I get to run trails so rarely that when I do, it is quite a treat.  The first two of the eight went by as planned, but when I took several wrong turns and the slushy snow slowed me down, I started to get irritated.  However, I thought to myself, “Hey, slushy trails are better than no trails at all.  Take your mind off the pace, and put it on the surroundings.  See, look what a beautiful place you are in.”  I found my way back to where I wanted to be, the Farmer’s Field Trail, but at that point, it was already close to the time I wanted to get back to the car, where my sister was waiting.  Thus, I had to forego the final four miles of my run and head back.  The 8 miles ended up being just under 5, but I learned a few valuable lessons:  Don’t plan the run too much; and don’t get disappointed when the run goes differently than planned.  And hey, next time I go to that park, those final four miles will still be waiting for me. :)


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