Hitting the Trails: Runfessions August 2022

Sometimes that’s literally hitting the trails, as in falling onto them. Thankfully the falls are not often. My worst fall ever was on pavement.

Not as pretty as the last cloud photo I took in this spot but still nice

I runfess . . .
I am really loving all the shade on the trails I’ve been running on (and the Great Blue Herons, too!).

I runfess . . .
I didn’t really discover these trails until the Pandemic forced me to find new places to run. I’m really looking forward to see the changing leaves on these trails this Fall.

I runfess . . .
Prior to my fall in the trail 10k (read about it here), I did trip early on one trail run, but remained upright. I didn’t think I’d rolled an ankle (still don’t) but the next day the side of that foot ached. I wondered if it was my trail shoes, but I’ve been wearing them a few weeks. I’m grateful that the ache went away on its own in a few days.

No matter how you spell it it’s peaceful here

I runfess . . .
It’s only recently that I realized that the name of the park is spelled Thacher, not Thatcher. Which is why it was hard to locate my previous race recaps — I’d spelled the name of the park wrong!

I’ve looked at Lock 7 from both sides now . . .

I runfess . . .
I remember noticing the Lock near the power dam for the first time this year. I’d seen the dam while running these trails last year, but didn’t notice the lock. I tried to figure out which lock it is — above is the power dam as seen from Lock 7..

. . . I really don’t know locks at all (sorry for the ear worm)!

Remember that lock that I stopped to walk across and photograph in the middle of a long run on the bike path a couple of months ago? Yup, that’s the very same lock I can see from across the river on the trails (see photo above). Hey, I’ve only lived here 13 years!

Do you continue to find new things in places you run often?

Looking forward to the changing leaves even if it means goodbye to Summer?

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20 thoughts on “Hitting the Trails: Runfessions August 2022

  1. A lot of people still spell that park wrong. I runfess, it annoys me.

    I discovered trails because of the Pandemic too. Iran 100 new ones but the thrill is gone.

    Now it’s twice a week and organized ones.

    I enjoy the fall foliage but nope, flowers, sunshine, daylight… I will miss you!!!!!

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  2. Haha, I love the song puns, Judy! I also discovered my trails during the pandemic and now I am hooked. The pandemic took a lot of things from us, but the trails were definitely a gift to me!

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    1. I did start running trails long before the Pandemic — but not this particular one. We’d gone there once to walk the dogs when we first moved here & found it too buggy. Which is odd because the bugs haven’t been bad this Summer — but we’ve been so dry. As it rains at the moment, LOL!


  3. You’ve discovered some gorgeous trails. All the years of marathon training I did opened up lots of new places and trails to run on. I’ve turned the corner on summer and now I’m actually looking forward to the beauty of fall.

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  4. I love to see all the photos from everyone’s trail runs but not quite ready to make the leap over to running on them. I do like a good hike though! Yes, can’t wait for the foliage to change and bring in those cooler temps

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  5. I wish the leaves changed colors here! Although when I lived up north I actually always found it depressing because it meant a cold, dark winter was coming. I’ll just appreciate everyone’s beautiful photos from afar!
    When I was running on the trails in Texas I tripped and slipped many, many times- always while I was walking, which was good because if I had been trying to run that section I definitely would have gone down hard. But trails are great- I’m envious of the beautiful ones you have to run on.

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  6. Although I’m not a fan of Fall (because we all know the season that follows), I do appreciate the beauty of the changing leaves. We’ve already had a touch of fall-like weather, especially in the mornings.

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