Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Trail Running the OT Mile Markers 202 to 198 approx.

One of my goals for the new year is to increase my trail running for the first part of the year.  Trail running gives me new places to explore and new challenges.  The first part of my trail running goal is try to run as much of the Ouachita Trail as possible.  So far, I've run the trail from the Pinnacle visitor center west to just past 300 a little ways.  Last weekend, I decided to go ahead and try to run from Hwy 10 west working my way to Hwy 9.  The plan was for an 8 mile run, 4 miles out and 4 miles back.  This part of the trail follows the Maumelle River for most of the miles.  The first 3 miles followed the river and was flat and easy to follow.  As I approached mile 3-4, the trail was a little overgrown, but not too bad along the river, before heading more into the woods where it was easy follow again.  The views over the river were great and the change into the woods was nice also.  Miles 3-4 were also uphill.  This was a change from the overall flat of most of the route.  Overall, it was a great run. 

The mileage for the trail was from Mile 202 to Mile 198 approx. 

Trail Head at Hwy 10

Turnaround Mile 4.1 or so, at the top

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Before you make your goals for 2014 watch this

Very cool video.  Makes sit back and think.  This video doesn't just apply to sports, but applies to all aspects of your life.  They could have used other images to portray that.  You just have to think about the words and go out and achieve. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Dialect test

Everyone has been taking this on facebook, so I figured I would go ahead and see where my answers put me.  The test was 25 questions on how you refer to certain items or say different words.  My results came out as the following for most similar, Jackson, Shreveport, and Lubbock.  I lived in Mississippi for about half my life, so this one made sense to me.  Shreveport because I'm from the south.  Of course, Lubbock was the confusing one.  I guess my words and speech span the south.

Results here - 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Beautiful Earth - Looking for A Purpose

Awesome video, love the landscapes and the meaning! Find your purpose!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ice Adventure Run

Arkansas was hit with an ice storm on Friday.   I usually try to get out and explore after the winter storms and today was no exception.   I went out on a 5.5 mile run with the goal of running too the top of the Ridge.  I was hoping to get a nice photo.

The roads were a mix of ice and clear.  The best spots to run was the grass.  The ice on the grass gave you a nice base to run on.  I managed to make it to the top and took a nice picture.  Overall it was a fun run, walk, and slide with one fall.

Run Anywhere

Never leave home without them!   Run Anywhere!  

Thought I had posted this, guess not.  Been traveling a lot for work llately and never leave the shoes at home!