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

National Running Day is June 3, 2009

Filed Under (General Fitness, Road Running, Trail Running) by Matt on 02-06-2009

Don’t forget that tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3, 2009, is National Running Day.

Lace up your shoes and hit the pavement or your favorite trail.

National Running Day.

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.

Product: GoLite HydroSprint Bottlebelt

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

GoLite HydroSprint Bottlebelt

I’ve been bad about keeping a blog going in the past, but maybe since this one is about something I enjoy I’ll be able to stick with it.  Here goes nothing…

I am really interested in getting into trail running sometime soon.  Not knowing where to go or knowing anyone who is experienced in trail running is all that holds me back, besides not having the proper gear.  I’ll go to Big Peach Running Co for the proper shoes when the time comes, but I wondered about staying hydrated on the long runs in woods far from your car or other resources.

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