What is a Trail Nerd?

A trail nerd is a runner who loathes the pavement, does not let a little bad weather stop them, does not whine, and is always ready to help a fellow trail runner. They originate from Kansas City, then like little seeds, propogate in other areas. Wanna be a nerd? Just join one of our group runs.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Braving the Elements

How cool is it when you can get out and enjoy the outdoors when nobody else will? Today was that day for me - 33 degrees and steady rain. Today was not about miles, or heart rate, or time - it was about beating the elements. I chose a mid-weight base layer, lycra tights, a gore-tex shell, and of course a KC Trail Nerd cap. I did one lap a Sac River Trail, and by the end of the loop I was soaked, but warm and my feet would get cold every time they were submersed in water but would warm up after about 20 steps. I knew I could do another lap - so at that moment I knew I had succeeded! So I got in the truck and went home to a warm shower and breakfast.

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