Rude Awakenings In Boston and Environs
You can't be hot in clogs, and I might very well die this summer. These were my two lessons of the weekend.
I'm still technically on my post-race staycation, so Saturday I thought I might go try some tough trail running, of course. I drove to the Fells Reservation, just outside Boston, where I planned to do a leisurely trail loop. I wore my road running shoes because my trail shoes haven't come yet and parked just off the Reservoir Trail, now known as the Path of Boulders Which Might As Well Be Giant Arch-Hating Monsters. I folded my trail map in eighths, stuffed it next to my cell phone in my pocket, and hit the trail. I enjoy a good trail run, but I panic easily about being stranded, so I followed those little orange markers for 6ish miles like they pointed to Mecca itself.
Here's how it... [via The Marathon Mama]