(Reposted from Blogspot)
The title of this blog is, really, a tribute to an inside joke I share with one of my best trail-running, ultramarathoning buddies – Erin Hazler over at www.persistentrunner.blogspot.com - a joke which started awhile ago when we both started running on trails and we thought Paynetown was the best place to train ever in Bloomington. It seeks to embody the ideology where runners, especially trail ultrarunners, like to do crazy things, such as shoveling a snow drift so that I can get my car INTO the trailhead parking lot to go for a winter trail run.
However, you then get greeted by the most magical and serene scene ever.
At first, these ideas seem like the worst idea ever but it ends up being an amazing experience that will be talked about for years over campfires and beers.
Trail running at Paynetown on melting ice and slush? Best/worst idea ever.
Running/wading through a waist-high river? Best/worst idea ever.
Trail running at Paynetown by yourself at 4am? That one is debatable. :)
Hopefully I can do a good job sharing some of those experiences and it inspires people to go out there and enjoy moving through nature. This is for those crazy times – the memorable experiences, both solitary and shared, the times spent moving in the wild great outdoors and the times when we think to ourselves – “What the heck?”. May we all look forward to more of those best/worst ideas ever.
Trail/ultra runner, Designer, Foodie, Rock Climber, World Traveler, Triathlete, Level 1 RRCA-certified coach, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)