Today's run was sidewalks and roads. By choice.
I preach, on and on, about the benefits of trails. The challenge of unpredictable footing, roots, uneven surfaces, mud, creeks, all focusing your attention and blocking out the rest of the universe. Being present. Being one with nature. Being an animal.
All true. All good.
But, the ankles and heels have been on the sore and stiff and wobbly side the past few days. A day of flat, smooth, predictable concrete is just what they needed.
And sometimes, when it's us that feels a little wobbly, what we need is an easy, smooth predictable day, with little chance of getting tripped up or outright falling. No adventure. No challenges. Just a day. To catch our breath.
And sometimes, what you really need, is a new pair of riding pants!
Numbers: 3.0 miles, after a hefty dinner. Still, felt great.