Still, it was a beautiful day for a run. There's nothing like running in winter to generate heat and warm-up quickly. On this day, I had about 7 minutes of "urban" running before I hit the trails. It was an exceptionally gorgeous day to be outside.
Today I got thinking today about when and why I started this blog. 2007! Holy Crap. Mostly, it was to share this fantastic place with people.
When I started trail running, my mind was getting blown by Mother Nature on a regular basis. I never carried a camera and I was pretty focused on staying in motion. Picking up a camera changed everything. It slowed me down a whole lot and honed me into the art of observation. I see a lot on my day to day runs. I've been running around the woods and taking photos for 9 years!
Despite the cold, it was a good day to commune with Nature. I'm heading off for a month in New Zealand to find some new beautiful trails. But I love me some Banff. It's always good to come home.