This morning I ventured over to Ft Harrison State Park. I had visited the park several times before, but always for a race. Except for DINO race I’m not very familiar with the trails in the park. Today I only ran on the Lawrence Creek Trail (LCT). The map says it’s 2 miles, but I don’t know about that. I ran from the trailhead to the loop and then twice around the loop in about 40 minutes including several stops to take pictures and some brief side trail exploration. I wasn’t running that fast, so 2 miles? Before running the LCT I ran up and down the sledding hill once. After the LCT I returned to the sledding hill and did repeats, 4 or 5 times. After a couple of round trips I decided the signs saying to walk up the sides are meant for those sledding in winter. I then ran diagonally across the hill, up and down. I was pushing hard up the hill and flying down. It is a smooth grass hill and perfect for hill repeats. After the hill repeats I headed over to the playground for more fun. Push ups and pull ups. Oh yeah! I can’t wait to go back and get acquainted with more of the trails. And watch out kiddies, because I’ll be on the playground doing more pull ups too.
Perhaps the thing I like the most about Ft Harrison is this, within a mile of the park entrance there is a Panera! After a hard work out I earned a coffee and bagel. On the way out of the park there is a sign that says something like thanks for visiting, hope you enjoyed it and return soon. In the comfort of my car I actually shouted out loud NO, THANK YOU! YES I DID AND YES I WILL!