function: intransitive verb
inflected forms: arose; arisen; arising;
to come into being; originate

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
-John Bingham

Trail Running in Colorado

Filed Under (Destinations, Trail Running) by Matt on 22-05-2009

In my past life (a.k.a. prior to taking up running), someone repeatedly tried to get me to join them in taking trips to Colorado to places such as Denver and Steamboat Springs.  Being lazy at the time and not caring about all of the potential trails offered by these destinations, I repeatedly missed these opportunities for one reason or another.  Now that I run and have spoken with friends who have moved out there, along with seeing some amazing trails in various running magazines, I’m no longer content with taking a sideline role – I am eager to visit Colorado and conquer a trail or two.

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines

Filed Under (Destinations, Trail Running) by Matt on 20-05-2009

I stumbled across the Railt-to-Trails site via  I will definitely be checking it out again as I quickly located several trails just minutes from home (one I pass on a daily basis).

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy:: Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines:: Building healthier places for healthier people..

Berry College Running & Hiking Trail Map

Filed Under (Course Maps, Destinations, Road Running, Trail Running) by Matt on 20-05-2009

Berry College, the world’s largest college campus, offers numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to walk, hike, run and bike through the 28,000 acres of the campus.

There are many fire roads in addition to the mapped out trails, ranging from paved roads to wooded adventures.

The college offers a Hiking & Running Trail Map.  In addition to this map, you may find others and more details about the campus on the Berry College – Recreation page.