Not My Usual Route

Early this morning, I decided at the last minute that I wanted to go for a run at a nearby park for a change other than my usual gym routine. As luck would have it, google suggested Cedar Grove Park which was approximately 5 min. away from my home. I quickly checked on Instagram to get a feel for the place and sure enough, images peeked my interest. So, I made my way to the park….As many reviews on google mentioned, the parking lot sucked. It’s small and I waited about 5-10 minutes until space freed up. In any case, it was definitely a spacious and well-maintained park with luscious trees. I found it relaxing, quiet and off to the side you’ll see a mini forest. Truthfully, I thought it was the best part of the park.IMG_6056.JPGI stretched on this spot before making my way around the trail and went up north past gated homes. Somehow, I found myself looping through a different path that looked more remote than where I started. Even though there were people in some parts of the trail, I knew I was somewhere else when I found myself alone in the middle of thick vegetation. I kept going until I felt I was going too far and would likely be lost with my poor sense of direction. IMG_6049.JPGI admit the sign about the potential of seeing rattlesnakes is what did it for me. I wasn’t completely worried as much as being lost. Therefore, I decided to turn back around and ran the rest of my way. Screen Shot 2017-10-08 at 10.07.33 AM.pngAlthough, aside from being a scaredy cat, I thought the trail was beautiful. It turns out after looking it up online when I got home that I was at Peters Canyon Regional Park. I definitely liked how it was a rugged with a dirt path to run on. There’s no doubt that I’ll be back to explore more of this place.

Have a great Sunday folks! #in2nature #trailchat #thegreatoutdoors

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