Monday, May 23, 2011

Post by Zap - Let's Kick This Thing Off!

Barefoot jumps with style! Who needs a bike?

Here's a recent post of mine that I thought I would share in the spirit of beginning the Run Smiley campaign...

Originally posted by Zap, April 10th, 2011
Running Naked on Sharp Pointy Stuff

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Got my barefoot trail running fiyah fix on today! My husband and I dropped off the kids at our local KidsPark and went for a barefoot trail run. I laughed so hard on this run. This was a chill run. No pushing it. Just having fun. We explored and goofed off. I had the best time ever.

We've had an unusual amount of rain lately. It left these trails washed out and obscenely muddy in some places. So in addition to the regular horse poop hazards and poison oak, there were also post holes, decomposed granite washouts, and water ponds. Yeah. Lots of water ponds. I probably should have wore my swimsuit. There were lots of fun muddy spots to squish through as well. And the best part? The secret jumps the fringe mountain bikers left behind. I couldn't resist. I had to run a woop. Oh yeah. BMXers watch out. This girl's got some serious style!

Did I mention we had fun? We totally did.

We weren't even a half a mile into our run when the trail turned into this:

After conquering the pond I practiced my ninja moves on some unsuspecting poison oak...

Karate chop the poison oak!
And so began our morning run. My favorite bit? The sand. Like ecstacy. So soft and lovely.


So my husband was a serious trooper for this run. Dude bucked up and ran barefoot again. It was harder on his feet this time. The decomposed granite was painful in spots and then this happened...

I know I should have been a little more empathetic. Milkweed is some serious thornage, but I'm a total sucker for slapstick and that was just funny! I nearly peed my pants laughing. He was a really good sport about it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that... this is just the thing. First post up, whose next? ;)