I enjoy running whether it’s on roads or trails, but there is something about a single track trail that I love. I’ve often wondered why trails are so much fun to run? I think it’s because trails add another element to running. There are rocks, roots, sometimes mud, and sometime snow. Trails never are straight, but snake through the terrain we run. All this combined offers more of a challenge for us to focus our minds on so we don’t trip and fall, so we don’t sprain an ankle. Trails are often found in nature, in deserts, and in mountains. In these places are found fresh air and the sounds of nature like a rambling stream and singing birds. Sometimes there are wildlife encounters with deer, snakes, and sometimes a bear or a moose that can add a little more adrenaline to a fun trail run. I think all of this is what makes trail running so much fun!
- Why I Hit The Trails (tanyasylvan.com)