Updated: Oct 26, 2018
Fall days in the Pacific Northwest mean
We are fortunate to have so many trails to run and play on. There is something absolutely freeing about running the tree canopy in the rain and fog. For an hour or two, we have not a care in the world and can just be present in the combination of brilliant autumn colors and musky scent of the conifers.
On this particular day, I was feeling energetic, healthy, and excited for the second half of the run which is primarily downhill. Our mid-point snack was some lightly salted roasted potatoes which always gives me a boost. Potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C, which is great for immunity and connective tissue, potassium, fiber, magnesium, and more anti-oxidants. Roasted with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, salt, and vinegar makes this an ideal snack during a run.
After we enjoyed our tuber-wonderful snack, we hyped ourselves up to fly down the hills (safely!) with me and finish our run before heading to farmers market for more fruit and veggie goodness, I found a new type of winter squash that I can't wait to experiment with and make some more trail goodies.
I am eagerly awaiting our next rainy day trail run to discover more trails, enjoy more food and experience more of the sights and smells of nature.