I returned to the mud and ice on the East Boulder Trail this morning. Early, before too much trail mud had thawed. It had been two weeks since I last survived this trail. Sitting by itself, on the makeshift shelf of the trailhead sign, was the running glove I’d lost to this trail two weeks earlier, on one of my falls.
When the trail gives back like that, right at the start, I know I’m going to have a great run. I was pretty bummed when I discovered I’d lost it. Wonder how long it sat there on that sign. As long as two weeks.
I didn’t fall today but trail conditions remain treacherous. Nice temps though this weekend. Finally.
Ironic that winter is starting on such a nice day, after having wintered the coldest, snowiest fall I’ve seen in over twenty-five years. I’m looking forward to some nice running weather for the holidays.