Awoke this morning to a beautiful Saturday morning....blue skies, -4C, no wind and a coating of gloriously white puffy snow over the HRM to add some color to the grey wet weather we have been experiencing of late.
For a brief moment I planned on a bike ride but my fears of black ice upon wet pavement just does not thrill me as I have experienced that particular hazard one to many times for my liking.Instead I headed to the market for some grass fed beef and free range eggs while enjoying the atmosphere of the Seaport Farmer's market complete with a cup of French roast.
Quick stop at the Virgin Mobile kiosk to pick up a gift for my daughter then home to gear up for a trail run. I have experienced a renaissance in my running after I decided getting "faster" and running "farther" was no longer my(only) objective. What I have been doing now is more akin to cross country trail running over undulating terrain, natural obstacles and fields at varying intensities. I avoid the city noises, pedestrians and traffic while running on ground that is far easier on my body than concrete and pavement.
Within a stone's throw of my neighborhood is the Powerline trail and to my surprise I discovered a series of side trails and fireroads adjacent to the Mainland Commons.Comprised of marshy spots,rocky sections and streams it makes for a challenging and fun course, especially if you run it at a fast tempo.