Run the Wild – The Spirit of Trail Running

Run the Wild – The Spirit of Trail Running

January 3, 2020 17 By William Hollis


Our ancestors were deeply connected to
the wild. It provided them with life and purpose. Trail running reawakens that
ancient connection. The feeling of the path flowing beneath your feet, leaving
behind the bad dreams of life, those stresses, responsibilities. Along the way
we learn to embrace nature and discover who we are. Each time we put on our shoes and head
off down a trail, we leave behind all the clutter of life. Every turn in the path
brings a sense of renewal. This feeling this connection, is routed in our very nature. We dare to step out onto these timeless, ancient, rocky giants with their tongues of ice licking the valleys below their steep precipices. We dance along their flanks and tip toe on their backs and occasionally we are allowed to stand with them in the sun. Sharing their eternal view. And for a moment. Just a flicker of a moment. Everything stops. We are home.