Sunday, October 16, 2005

A Little Adventure

The pictures below are my two favorite photos from last weekend. Coincidently, they are both PRE-race pics and with the RBF members. In all of the post-race pics it looks like I am about to die at any minute. :)

I saw the sun yesterday for the first time in over a week. It had been raining on and off for 8 days straight. Needless to say, I wasn't motivated to run a lot, even though I have been feeling really good since Tuesday morning (which means it only took 2 and half days to recover from the race, yeah!)

I did go running on Wednesday with the adventure runners. We met early in the morning and headed off to the blue trail near the Natchaug River. The trail was beautiful. It winded through a forest full of Maple, Oak and Pine trees. Some of the leaves had already fallen off their branches and some of the most beautiful red, gold, and yellow leaves remained on the trees, blowing in the wind. As we climbed up part of the trail, we heard water cascading down the hill, forming a small chain of natural waterfalls. After a mile we reached the Natchaug River. It looked deeper and darker this time because of all the rain we had this past week. The current looked strong too, so we opted for the rope and carabiners.

It was little scary because the middle of the river was deeper than I expected, and the current was strong. It pulled me under for a second or two, but thankfully the rope was there. Eventually all of us made it to the other side, soaked from head to toe, but full of excitement and smiling. We had conquered the Natchaug!


David said...

So not much has changed since the 23rd post... still raving in the woods. Sounds like the Natchaug River is a challenge. Was the water cold? I would think so.
Fun time.

ShoreTurtle said...

Adventure running? That's wild! Crossing the river sounds a little like taking a polar bear plunge (without the scary part). Good for you!

Liz said...

That sounds really neat!