Finally I was able to hit the hills again. The cold is gone and the ankle, while still a tad puffy is fine when taped up tight. Our run yesterday began at Crown Road, up to Hoo-Koo-EE-Koo, along the ridge to Huckleberry and down to the main fire road back to the starting point.
I was very cautious on the run, a nod to my floppy ankles and I did feel my lungs screaming for air as we traveled up Hoo-Koo-EE-Koo but one we leveled out (albeit briefly) it was a very pleasant and enjoyable run. I haven’t been out to that part of the trail before and now that I know the loop and where to go I can take some friends up there without fear of getting us lost.
When I get to experience a new trail, it re-affirms my appreciation of where we live and the absolute bounty of outdoor fun to experience.
Now go run!