Well, after a bitter summer of recovering and rehabbing my 3 stress fractures in my right tibia, I am now running confidently again. This past week I spent the majority of my time lightly pounding on the softer dirt path of the North UNM Golf Course loop. Once I had some free time to venture towards the foothills on the weekend, I decided to run up the Pino trail. On Saturday I only managed to make it 45 minutes away from the Michael Emery parking lot, and Sunday morning I was able to run 1 hour out. I have never been that far up the Pino trail, and from what I observed - it was pretty amazing. Very lush and beautiful. This weekend I plan on making up to the Crest and possibly even further... Time will only tell, since I've been limited to "time" running during my rehab segment.
On another crazy and thought provoking topic; I've recently signed up for the Mt. Taylor 50k, which will take place on September 27th. It seems a little crazy to run an Ultramarathon after coming back from a stress fracture, but I figured if I can make the La Luz trail run my longest run post stress fracture, then I should be fine... Again, time will only tell, just so long as I don't do anything too stupid.
More Trail running post to come, and with pictures too!