Well That Was Quite A Run: Part 2

Thursday, March 28, 2013

We'll, I think I'm officially not allow to chose running routes anymore.  If you'll remember a few weeks ago there was this debacle.  Yesterday Alanna and I decided to do our five mile run right after work.  I checked out maps of the area around my office and found a trail that ran along the Merrimack River.  From my office to the end of the trail and back was exactly five miles.  Perfect!

Not.

It took us a solid 20 minutes to even find the trail.  We were wandering around hotel parking lots and somehow ended up in a field of satellite dishes.  Is it weird that this reminded me of Jurassic Park?


Finally we found the trail and it started off pretty good.  Nothing too scenic but at least paved.  Then after about 1000 feet the pavement ended.  The trail became a narrow, rocky, snowy, muddy, uneven, you name it... this trail had it.

We did attempt to run down it for a little while but then found ourselves creeping along under one of the biggest highways in Massachusetts.  It was actually pretty cool but in no way conducive to running.


Finally we decided to turn around and we then weaved and zig zagged back through hotel parking lots and along main roads until we got the rest of our miles in.

I guess it's going to be trial and error for a while until we find some really good trails but for now I'm going to let Alanna decided on them!

We of course made sure to stop for photo opportunities.

7 comments:

  1. hahah wow, what an adventure! i love the photoshoot!

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  2. i'm jealous of your running tracks!

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    1. I am very lucky to have so many nice trails close to where I live!

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  3. Oh jesh runs where you get a bit lost are not the most fun! I used to use google maps before I went out and missed a turn a couple of times, totally a 'Now what!' feeling haha

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    1. I've been using Map My Run which has a GPS. It's been great but somehow we still managed to get lost this time!

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  4. Haha sounds crazy -but I suppose in the end it doesn't matter where you run as long as you do it!

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    1. Haha yeah. I'd just prefer to not have to think while running!

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