I have missed nature SO much. Central Park just doesn’t compare with trail runs. There is something about running on the quiet trails nestled between streams of water that lead you on rugged paths that can’t be beat. I could run on those trails for hours. There is nothing better than running outside in beautiful weather. Well, maybe a big piece of carrot cake. 😉 Now if you have both, that’s perfection.

Everything always seems right when I’m trail running. I think it’s because I feel so calm knowing that running is the only thing I will focus on at that time. To me, the moments when I am running on a quiet trail, are the ones that I feel truly alive. It’s when I know that I am living life to the fullest because it’s peaceful and I can appreciate the simple things.

I’m addicted! 🙂

And some good eats to refuel after a couple nine-milers…

Salmon salad. Yum! A bed of greens topped with grilled salmon, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, cranberries, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette! A cream soda Stevia soda to top it off. 🙂

It isn’t true summer time without grilled pizza.

It was topped with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil. I had some grilled brussels sprouts, my beloved Stevia cream soda and homemade blueberry crisp as well. The blueberry crisp is made with oats, blueberries, honey and flour. Sooo delicious.

Life is good. 🙂