The musings of a middle-aged, back of the pack, often injured, semi-retired ultra runner. Running, biking, camping or hiking, I do whatever I can to live an outdoor life. "The older I get, the better I was."
I was at Breakheart Reservation to meet with the park ranger about having a trail race there in the fall. He was willing to allow a race even though it's a very busy time of year in the park. He gave me two dates to work with, both which conflict with other North Shore trail races. I really don't want to compete with other RDs in the area but I have to work with what I was given. I'm filling out the permits and will see where it goes from there. More to follow as this progresses.
Since I was already at the park I decided to take a short hike. Once I entered the woods it occurred to me it was the first time I've been to Breakheart since I stopped running six weeks ago. And how I've missed this place. I walked for a little over two hours and covered about six miles. I was a little worried about all the steep climbs and descents I was doing but my knee felt fine the whole time. It's not running, but I'll take what I can get at this point. Here are a few photos I took along the way.
View of Boston Skyline
Castle Rock in the distance. Highest point in the reservation.
Another view from the ridge.
Traveling along the Ridge trail.
This is what I've missed. The pine needle covered highway.