Sunday, January 4, 2009

A marathon of a day......

Today we headed up to Foster Falls & The Fiery Gizzard Trail for an out and back totaling 26miles. We decided to run this trail as a training run for our upcoming race...the Mountain Mist 50K in 3 weeks.
The weather around here lately has been rainy, foggy and cool. Today we were lucky enough to get a slight break which made for excellent running conditions minus the slippery rocks. Fortunately... the rain did provide some excellent falls which usually aren't flowing so beautifully as today. I've attached pictures for proof of this. Some of the other neat things to see on this trail are enormous Eastern Hemlocks, cool rock formations and rock bluffs with the most stunning views.

It was nice to run with friends today and share seeing some of the amazing sites that most people in the world never get to see. This alone motivates me to continue to run and truly makes it a joy. I felt pretty good on most of the run and the only thing that nagged me on occassion was my swollen ankle from a twist on the trail on Thursday's run. Hopefully that will work itself out in a few days.
Enjoy the pictures!












3 comments:

cheryl said...

so gorgeous! Chattanooga is definitely at the top of my places to retire to.

Dreama said...

Come on down and play with us. You are welcome anytime! : )

cheryl said...

thanks! I'd love to come down in the spring when it warms up.