Last nite was a perfect evening to run the trails of Rock Creek Park with Pacers... temps in the low 80s... low humidity... almost no wind. As pace groups were called I headed out with the 8:30-9 min/mile pace group. That lasted on Colsville, North Portal, East Beach, and West Beach but once we hit the start of the trail they were gone... so I had to fend for myself for a little bit. I was lucky to then find a few others who were aways back to run the remainder of the trails. I did a good job navigating my way through the beauty that the trails hold. All was going good until I had to stop to tie my shoelace and then as soon as I got back running my shoe hit something and PLOP... I made a crash landing onto the trail. I got back up though and continued to run. Though my legs and arms not to mention my shirt was covered in dirt... and both knees got cuts... I finished the run but slowly. I shortly but slowly made my way back to the store where everyone was in amazement that I went down again. But overall a good run otherwise. I enjoy the trails but I think I need a break from them... esp since I keep on going down.
More to come..