I decided that I love trail running and hiking so much I needed to invest in a pair of trail running shoes. Unfortunately the only color available was purple/pink. They are bright.
I downloaded a new app to my phone called All Trails. I love it. No matter where I am, I just hit Trails and it shows me all of the trails in the area. I found a ton in Kansas City that I didn’t even know existed. My goal is to hike them all! I decided to start with the Old Kate Trail in the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. It’s not far from my art studio and I just love Parkville. It was raining, but I found I actually kind of like to hike in the rain. I also took a friend with me. I will admit, I was a little intimidated because this woman runs 3-10 miles a day. I was relieved within the first 15 minutes when she told me she was having trouble keeping up with me.
We hiked 3 miles and came across a big turtle trying to make its way over a log and a small deer. The deer was limping and I hope that it was ok. She let us get pretty close before she walked into the woods off of the trail. When I got up to where she entered, I could see her standing there looking back at us. I bid her farewell and finished my hike.
I can’t wait to put some more miles on these shoes!