A beautiful but windy day outside led me to lace up my running shoes and try out another trail run just as I did the other day. Call it impulsive, but the shoes went on, the Fenix watch, and the new addition of a heart rate monitor on my chest.

After a slight walk warm up, I quickly shot my heart rate up to 160 as I climbed the slippery leaf covered hills. The wind was blowing like crazy, but I was well protected in the woods.

I decided to take a left in the woods on a trail I don’t usually go on. Figured I would try and stay off the road for as long as I could. As the trail came out my instinct said to go right but a quick glance to the left saw the trail tags so I shrugged, assumed I was wrong being a trail I’m not usually on, and continued on.

After crossing a foot bridge and then another I had never seen before I knew I zigged instead of zagged and my gut feeling was right. No bother, I wasn’t lost… I just didn’t know where I was. So I continued on jogging and enjoying the scenery.

I eventually came back out to a place I knew and the trail ended. I was only 500 feet to the trail I was on earlier making it a loop and headed back. I would love to spend more time searching to see if the trail was supposed to do that, or if it continued on somewhere else.

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
02:28:50 02:13:33 4.61 2.07 4.25 863.52
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

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