Slip-Sliding Away Down the Trails

I think we may be having our Indian Summer this week.  I was sure hoping we would have one because I am not ready for another Wyoming winter yet.

I was so excited after my last trail run that I went out again the next day.  This time I took Luna with me.  (Jake was so mad he wouldn’t even take the biscuit I was giving him for staying home)

Anyway, I lengthened the run a little by parking at the lower lot and running up a trail to the new trailhead.  This turned it into about a 4 mile run. 

I’m not sure why, but it seemed muddier that day. About 3/4 of the way through the trail, apprently my shoes were so mud-filled that I had no traction.  At one corner, my feet went up in the air and down I went.  Nothing hurt because the mud was well – muddy.

Ok – someone out there that runs trails – I need advice.  The shoes I am using are Hoka’s that are for road or trail.  If I had a specific trail shoe, would they be less likely to get soaked in mud?  Or is this just the way it is for running trails?

I already have another direction I am going to go to next.    I’m not sure when I will get there because I have appointments every day this week after work,  Maybe Friday?  When I described my running in the mud, and climbing up the switchbacks to Patient Husband and calling it ‘fun’, he rolled his eyes and shook his head.

Meanwhile, back at my cathouse.

Sleeping nearby are the conjoined twins, I mean the Doodles.


I also got up on Sunday morning and did a morning road run.  4.5 miles and no pain.  YAY!



Then we did a once-a-month breakfast splurge – Paleo pancakes.  They tasted like normal pancakes to me and what a treat!



I started watching the series “Blacklist” from the beginning.  I really like James Spader, although the show can get a bit violent at times.    I also listened to a very good podcast about nutrition by the Marathon Training Academy.  You’ll really enjoy it – its for everyone not just runners.  I found the part about sugar addiction especially interesting.


I hope your week has started out nice and easy.  I hope you can get outside and enjoy some nice weather.

One step at a time,



3 thoughts on “Slip-Sliding Away Down the Trails

  1. Hey! A question about trails! I’m kind of partial to Salomon trail shoes (currently the Speedtrak model), because for the type of trails that I run (steep, technical and muddy at times) they’re perfect. That said, for muddy trails, look for a shoe that has big, pronounced lugs that will dig into the ground, but also shuck the extra mud quickly. In my experience the Hokas don’t do that, although their Speedgoat model might fit the bill for ya.

    50k trail race this weekend! Ha! Enjoy those trails 👍🏻


    1. Thank you Mike!! I was hoping you’d see this! I’m really having fun on the trails not worrying about time, etc. Good luck this weekend. Let me know where it is and I’ll check out the race on line.

      1. I never worry about time on the trails, and I try not to put pressure on myself, since it’s supposed to be fun, right? Especially if I get good and muddy! The race this weekend is The Bimbler’s Bluff 50k. It’s the first 50k I ever did, in 2012, and I decided to jump in last-minute and give it a go. The Yeti 100 a couple weeks ago didn’t go as planned, so I’m hoping for some redemption, haha 😊

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