A running club with weekly Group Runs in Aurora, IL., Montgomery, IL. and Oswego, IL.
We had a really good time out at the forest preserve today. Myself, Mike, Andy and Srikanth got to welcome Daisy out to her first run with the group. It was good running with you Daisy!
We also got to enjoy what was probably our most scenic run yet. I’m posting a bunch of photos at the end. You can click on any of them to see a larger version.
We started off with a mile through the woods. It was so nice to be under the cool shade the whole time. Future runs at Oakhurst will work on increasing the distance run in the woods. Only getting one mile under the trees was not enough!
But after the first mile, we did the two mile loop around the lake which is also very nice. Lots of interesting grasses and flowers to look at while you run.
And then the toughest part; going up Oakhurst’s famous hill. We only did it once (well, twice for some of us!). Maybe later in the season we will work up to multiple hills. For today though, it was nice to just sit at the top for a moment and take in the view.
I’m looking forward to many more runs with everyone at Oakhurst Forest Preserve!