I love to run. The sound of my feet hitting the pavement in a rhythm makes me focus on things and helps calm my inner spirit. One of my other favorite things is nature. There’s nothing quite like it to bring you back down to what really matters and center you. For me, trail running is one of the most perfect solo sports out there because it combines the two in unisom. If you are unfamiliar with what trail running is, it’s basically running on hiking trails. It involves some hiking and is more challenging in many aspects because you are hiking and this generally involves going up in altitude (ascents) and going down in altitude (descents). I mostly love it because I get to see what I like to call “Trail Treats”, which are amazing viewpoints and natural wonders like wildlife, wildflowers and waterfalls. If this sounds like something you want to start doing, here are my trail running tips for beginners.