More Trail Running

After Saturday’s not so stellar debut into trail running. I went back to the same trail on Sunday morning. I decided I needed to beat up those trails and make them my b*tch best friend (yes I beat people into being my friend). I also needed to run the trail again so that I didn’t forget where to go.

I didn’t take pictures for most of the first mile (because I was too busy climbing monster hills) which is probably a good thing since There are way too many photos in this post. I will try to make up for it and limit my babbling.


Manchild is way faster than me, which was nice because I was able to limit the amount of guza (butt) pictures in this post and let you all enjoy the scenery.


If you cannot tell from the pictures, there was a lot of hill climbing and even jumping over a few logs.


More stairs than I would like to remember. Believe it or not, I did not take a picture of every stair I went up and down.


I wish I would have taken more pictures of the bridges I ran over. There were 3…I think.

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Somewhere around here I was sprinting because of the Canton Mountain Lion sighting…just kidding (although I did keep an eye out for him). I sprinting for real because I was getting stung/bit by these mutant bee-wasp-like flying things (technical term).

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Enjoy the view 😉 also my new header!


Fun fact: to run around the lake is 1 mile. I see mile repeats here in my future. Not so fun fact: that tunnel smells like pee.

This picture is a giant hill but all the green doesn't really help my camera skills

I got lost at the end and didn’t know which way to go so I climbed the biggest hill I could find and from the top I could see my car! I had a map but I didn’t know how to read it (I am being serious).

I had mud up to my knees!

I had fully intended on posting the elevation from my garmy on this post but I forgot…again. So if in my next post there is a random elevation post then you know why.

Anyone out there a trail runner?

Oh and if you missed it I was named one of Cleveland’s Most Interesting Tweeps!

10 thoughts on “More Trail Running

  1. Trail maps usually suck depending on which park you’re at. I spend more time figuring out which side/connecting trail I’m on than actually following it.. I’m envious of people who run trails, I am no where near cardio capacity to do it, I really struggle with the mugginess and the elevation changes when we’re walking ’em… nice job 🙂

  2. Good for you going out there and trying again! You’ve got some spunk, and I like it! 🙂 Trail running is sooooo very different from road running, and sometimes I forget that when I hit the trails because I do it so infrequently. Not to mention it’s really tough. But I think it’s a good thing to go out and connect with nature in this way. There is something eerie and magical about running the trails, keep up the great work! And I love the new header!

  3. Looks so pretty!!! I used to run trails back in college before I started road racing. I’d love to get out there after NYC! I miss running for the simple joy of it!!!

  4. Trails are the best! I use them for all my training, for both road and trail races. It definitely takes a few weeks to get used to the hills and terrain but give it time and you’ll be a much better runner! Such a good core workout too, so many more muscles being worked on the trails. Keep it up! 🙂

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