After beach running this summer, my next goal was to try trail running. Well, all I can say is...be careful what you wish for.
When I would visit Sir Rene's blog, I would always see pictures of him running in different trails. I can honestly say it was the picturesque terrain that really aroused my curiosity. Oh but do not let the aesthetics fool you. It's really pleasing to look at, but when you're actually running in it...ahhhh now there's the hidden twist. The unforgiving, natural assault of rocks, mud and water was very humbling. In short, trail running wasn't as easy as I thought it would be!
Nevertheless, I welcomed the challenge with open arms (like I always do). Imagine, it took us hours to finish 15 kilometers?! Well also coz we stopped a few...ok...a lot...of times to take pictures. Hee! :p Even if we were just doing "picture pace" we were really exhausted. Trail running will really push your stamina and agility to the limit.
What I really enjoyed was the cool fresh air and the stunning scenery. Once in a while I would close my eyes and breathe in deeply to take full advantage of the natural surroundings.
Trail running was like a breath of fresh air to my workout. It added a little spice to the monotony of running on pavement. What a wonderful come back from my 3-week running hiatus!
Thank you Sir Rene, Jet, DocT, Tere, Aaron, Rod, Mar, and Vic for making this despedida trail run possible. I feel so privileged to have shared my first trail running experience with you guys. Truly, it will be one of my most memorable runs. =)