I love trail running. If I had trails close enough to me I would have force myself to not run 100% of my miles on trails. I don't think enough people know about the fun that is entailed with running trails and I don't think enough people have given it a try. I wouldn't be surprised if most people assume that its a run filled with blood, bugs, steep hills and sharp rocks. Well, sometimes it is(I consider that a plus). On the other hand, here are twelve random reasons to give it a try.
1) It is a dirty, adventurous, and thrillingly fun time.
2) Trail terrain is so dynamic it takes the monotony out of running. This means your body experiences a more varied array of forces and not the same repetitive stresses associated with road running.
3) Trails are easier on the mind than most roads. I sometimes get bored of my road routes and feel like time drags on. Trails are so jam packed with turns, obstacles, nature and picturesque views that you might not be able to keep up.