trail running

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you -- beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.
Edward Abbey

Did I mention that I don't like running? Running in the city is especially horrible, what with all the hard surfaces, cars, fumes, traffic lights, people and so on...

Trail running on the other hand is pretty fun - getting out in the nature, away from civilisation, disconnecting from your daily life, letting go of your mind and focusing on what is going on inside and around you, zen-like sensory meditation... now that I do like!

recent trail running adventures

running / Mar 2022
Run like a king.
running / Aug 2021
New silly challenge idea for 2021.
running / Jul 2020
The notorious Eiger stands at 3970m above Grindelwald and has been enthralling visitors to the valley for decades.
running / Mar 2020
Run like a king.
running / Mar 2020
Course à pied entièrement en forêt, sur des sentiers et chemins de GR.