Two firsts for me today.
- I went for a trail run in Corsica, France!
- I WENT FOR A TRAIL RUN. As in my first one since I botched my ankle.
Both were fantastic experiences.
There is a ridge above the town of Ajaccio (where we are staying) and yesterday on our hike I realized these trails were pure gold. So this morning I came back. It was SO worth it.
This time I climbed all the way to top of the ridge and then headed away from town. I felt like I could have gone much longer but this distance was already pushing it so turned around when I got to a logical spot.
Rest assured I was taking it very easy... Easy in terms of pace and easy in terms of watching where the hell I was putting my feet. Especially my left one. I would walk to eat and I would even walk most of the times I drank just so I would not take my eyes off of the trail surface. CAUTION WAS EXERCISED. I also walked the steepest ups and downs.
The trail was amazingly fun; the kind where you really want to let fly. I had to hold back for sure. But I'm really, really glad I went for it today.