Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Trees and Me

Last Saturday I had my last long run until the North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon this coming weekend. I decided to treat myself and drive a little bit further than I normally do to a wonderful place called Burke Lake. The 4.5 mile trail goes around the lake and is mostly in the shade. After leaving the house I realized I didn't have my watch, I didn't mind though because I knew I'd enjoy the trail so much that it wouldn't matter. It was a perfect morning. I loved the smell of honeysuckles and feeling the gentle breeze. I was glad I forgot my watch and it was just the trees and me.


Sarah said...

That sounds SO perfect!

Sarah @ Thinfluenced

ajh said...

This looks like a wonderful run. Good luck this weekend.

Crystal said...


Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love the training grounds!!


Anonymous said...

I stumbled across this post after returning from a run at Burke Lake myself. I notice in another post you mentioned wanting to do more trail runs. If you're not already familiar with EX2 Adventures, you should check them out ( They host over a dozen trail running events in NoVA/MD each year. Really great group of people and fun, challenging 5 or 10 mile runs.

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