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.
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
If you’re a fan of trail running then the Marathon du Mont Blanc is the ultimate challenge. Covering 42kms and climbing over 2,000 metres, this high-altitude race is for the super-fit.
Almost 4 months have passed since my previous try to run the Ultra tour du Massif des 3 Pignons, which ended prematurely with bad ankle sprain. Time to give the 35 bosses route another chance.
A running trail in a Mediterranean environment.
Awesome trail run in Forêt de Fontainebleau which ended prematurely with grade 2 ankle sprain.
trail running in planning
Oak groves, pine forests and beech forests, silted plains, unusual rocks, breathtaking views, unexpected ruins... With a height difference of more than 1000m and more than 50km of trails, this itinerary is aimed at experienced trailers who want to refine their training over long distances.
L'un des plus dur trail de la Vallée de la Seine, mais également l'un des plus joli.
New silly challenge idea for 2020.