Last Week - strolling on the Bow River - Fairholme Range in the background.
This week - enjoying a birthday run.
Do I look happy? That's because I am. My latest pose seems to find me declaring out loud I'm Queen of the World!! This place does that to me. It makes me whoop out loud joyfully a lot.
On the running front, I sure am enjoying myself running around the woods again - my backyard rocks. It's the time of year that I spend the most time on my local trails. In winter, your options are more limited - so I tend to spend a lot of time on the same trails. Tunnel Mountain, Fenland Trail, the Spray River Trail, the Bow River/Hoodoos, Marsh Loop and Sulphur Mountain are all part of the fun. My favorite winter trail is something I call the "backyard loop" which is a rather amazing 30 minute loop through the woods behind my house. It's got a killer runnable hill, it's sheltered from the wind and it's so pretty. I seldom see anyone on it. Today, I saw fresh coyote tracks in the fluffy fresh powder and eventually, was treated to a vocal sing-a-long of the yipping critters. Yip! Yip! Not everyone gets to experience that in their day to day lives.
Enjoying the Spray River Valley - on today's run.
Tunnel Mountain Cliffs with Cascade Mountain in the background
Backside of Tunnel Mountain - enjoying the view of Mount Rundle
Babbling non-sensically on my Birthday Run
So, you get the picture. We're unequivocably stoked to be back in Banff running around in the woods. I just want to shout it out loud:
I'm Home! I'm Home!