There is something about trail running that is inherently more fun than running on a sidewalk in a city. Maybe it is something like getting in touch with our primal roots, bounding through the game trails, jumping from root to root . Or maybe it is just something different and the novelty of it was enough to make it fun.
Nickerson State Park on Cape Cod is an absolutely fantastic place to spend a week for the fitness enthusiast. Between swimming, biking and running trails, there is something for everyone. One day Ellie and I set out for a trail run around Little Cliff Pond. I figured it was a couple of miles all together, which was probably enough considering the difficulty of the terrain. I turned out to be about right. Going up and down the hills, and avoiding sliding down narrow paths with nice drop-offs towards the lake was incredibly fun but tiring.