We moved into this house on New Year's Day, 5 years ago, and Jimmy has been diligently working on constructing us a running trail the entire time (along with a hundred of other outside projects!). I haven't run on the trail in about a year, so I thought I would try it out. I prefer pavement when running outdoors, but running in our woods is so convenient. Julie runs on our trail all the time.
It was a tough run! I didn't fall down (like I have done the previous times I have run on our trail), but I did trip 3 or 4 times. I wasn't really sure where I was going, but I never got lost! The trail is actually two or three different paths that enter and exit the woods at various places as well as run along both sides of our creek, and also cross the creek at some points. I did the paths in the same sort of order three times, including a trek up and down the driveway each time, and my total distance was 4 miles. Trail running is slow, and there were points where I had to walk--both up and down some very steep hills. I worked muscles that haven't been worked lately with all of my treadmill running, and I was sore.
All in all, I enjoyed my run in the woods, and I plan to run 4 miles out there once a week.