Running Down Memory “Trail”

Waking up early on Thanksgiving morning, the air was crisp as the light rain lifted; which meant one thing….time for a run on the old trails. We lived in Sacramento for two years while attending Graduate School at Sac State, for the last few months, I actually lived at the house which is directly-across from miles of single track trails.

2016-11-24-10-00-35We actually fell in love with Sacramento during our time living there. Sacramento is a best-kept secret. It has a small yet beautiful city that is vibrate and expanding. A historical old town with an amazing train museum and candy shops. Two rivers supply endless summer adventures. A 31-mile PAVED bike path called the American River Trail. And not to mention you are less than two hours away from Tahoe, less than an hour from Apple Hill, and the Sierras are just a hop skip and a jump away.


The city of Sacramento is full of life, it has a diverse population which really sets the other places I’ve lived apart. You don’t feel like you are living in a bubble as much when you live in Sacramento.


If we had to move to a city, hands down we would pick Sacramento. Not just because the cost of living in cheaper than our current situation but because of the endless options for riding and running.


My Thanksgiving run was no different. We spent three days enjoying the Sacramento nature, which meant three days of running on these beautiful single track trails that are literally across the street from the house. Thanksgiving called for a 6 mile run following the peaceful river bank, winding through the trees and dew grass. The birds, coyotes, deer, and rabbits all making an appearance. It is easy to escape. I missed these trails…