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Just add Nature!

September 21, 2009
Trail running in Moab for a change. Photo: Peder Sundström. Runner: me

Trail running in Moab for a change. Photo: Peder Sundström. Runner: me

A friend asked me recently what he should do about his lost motivation for training. I just needed to remind him about a few things you will experience in nature this time of year: the crispy air; the scent of wet soil; the autumn colors. For me Nature works as a great motivator for lacing my trail shoes and go for a run in the forest. For optimal trail running and nature experience I  link together several small single trails to a long single trail run. And I truly believe we get positive energy from Nature. Done once a day or a couple of times a week and your batteries will be charged. Even if you’re not a runner you can still get a good workout by walking in undulating or hilly terrain. And don’t be afraid to try the small, almost invisible trails leading into the unknown. You never know what you will stumble across. Like today’s run, when there suddenly was a glowing lantern on the trail, and more lanterns leading into a glade. I was early for a scout meeting, where the group leader had lit a bonfire and had blueberry soup ready (processed sugar soup with blueberries to be correct).

As a trail runner you will stay fit all year round, since Nature always is beautiful, exciting and rewarding. Running in real terrain brings out the wild in you. Raw running!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenny permalink
    September 22, 2009 5:54

    Japp nu har du övertygat även mig att ge mig ut på en terrängtur idag… 🙂

  2. Jenny permalink
    September 23, 2009 16:09

    Åh det var precis vad jag behövde!! Var ute i 40 minuter och innan hade verkligen min dag inte gått min väg men efter det så vände det och dagen blev helt kanoners!! 😀 Detta kommer definitivt att bli ett stående inslag i min träning hädanefter..

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