Alternate title: Doing things the hard way!
Getting ready for my run today at lunchtime I was feeling a little bored with all the normal routes around HKUST. Since I didn't have my trail shoes, that ruled out the wilder runs either down to the coastline or over Razor Hill. Instead I decided to do my normal half trail, half road run, but in reverse.
With the exception of (and perhaps because of) one very hot & humid day when I attempted to run the route "backwards", I've always ran this route the same way. Down the trail and up the roads. Today I was doing things the hard way.
Broken furniture on the roadside
A bamboo fence
Overcast and fairly good conditions for a run, heading down the hill along the roads
Past Po Lam and heading back up the hill, the trail changing from dirt to paved (and later back again)
Tung Fong Path. It's amazing how much weathered it is, considering it was constructed only 8 years
The final bit of uphill before a cruise through the trees and back to UST
Running the route backwards is almost like running a new route, with different views to look at as I meander along, but this particular route is significantly harder going uphill along the trails! Not a bad run, but I'm still struggling to find motivation for my lunchtime runs. Gotta try to find something new!
See you on the trails!