Until just a few months ago, I had never even thought to try trail running. Why would I?
I’m hoping some of you are with me on this, that somewhere out there, there is a total trail newbie like me. If not, you’re probably thinking “You’re a moron. Trail running is the bomb-dot-com.” Thanks Mr. Sassy Pants, you’re right.
Nonetheless, it’s true: I had never gone trail running, I had never thought about trail running. I had no interest in trail running.
But as someone who is trying to learn to be an outdoor person, I am making an intentional effort to stop and think about outdoor things that I have never tried or wanted to try — and ask myself “why.”