Out Of Breath: Woodland Park Loop @ Kalispell, MT
Welcome to the second in the Out Of Breath series! In this feature, I'll share my Strava run details (at the bottom of this post) as well as a few pictures of the places I'm running through/by/in/past/etc.
In the second episode, I've been running regularly for about a month after a couple months of relaxed rehab (stretching, lots of walking and some cycling) after injuring my left knee. The knee became a bit sore after this run (I did a few very steep hills, which seems to exacerbate it) so I took a small break again. However, now that I'm feeling good again the snow has descended upon Walla Walla and it makes it a bit difficult to run.
I was with my family at my sisters home in Kalispell, MT. I decided to run on the morning of Thanksgiving, in order to prepare my body for long weekend of wonderful, delicious consumption. It was a very cold day but the sun was out and the scenery was gorgeous.
I wandered through Woodland Park and watched the ducks, then headed south along the wooded trail that stretches along a small creek towards the Flathead river wilderness area on the east side of Kalispell. There were a surprising amount of people out on the Thursday morning, as well as quite a few deer. I saw six of them total and they seemed to be entirely nonplussed by the humans that were out and about.
At the end of my run, before I turned around, I managed to leave the trees and get a wonderful view of the Glacier Mountain range to the east. My sister and her husband live in a truly beautiful place. I love being in the outdoors.
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