My stupid ankle injury happened in New Zealand.
The day before I stupidly fell over nothing and moderately sprained my ankle, I spent a few hours running and trekking through the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park.
I'm glad I took the time to do so - the place is breathtaking. Keep reading for a glimpse of the beauty and adventure.
|Lots of steps made it a perfect training location for the Ultra Trail Australia|
|I might have sat down and shuffled across this fast running waterfall on my bum. Because I was there by myself, noone will ever know either way...|
|Now that's a rail trail! This is a working railway track.|
|A working railway bridge.|
|Trail runs always seem more adventurous when there's a tunnel.|
|I don't know whether I qualified as an "experienced tramper" but I took this technical trail anyway.|
|It rained all day but it couldn't wash the smile of my face. It was a fun day out.|
The forest was beautiful and the trails were technical.
I felt adventurous not only because of this, but also because I was by myself, noone knew where I was and I didn't have any phone coverage.
When I got there and realised I had no coverage I probably should have abandoned but I'm glad I didn't - I would have felt even more stupid the next day when I fell over my feet.