Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Seeing The Beauty While Running

Of course. As soon as I post about how I love running the trails and I'm so glad to have discovered them, the roads remind me how great a run can be there, too.

The sun was shining. It was a balmy (compared to last week, at least) 33*F. It was afternoon. My legs were sore from the 11 (give or take a mile!) on the trails yesterday and ice skating lessons with my little one this morning. I had no expectations, just wanted to get out and soak up some Vitamin D.

It was rough. My legs were tired. I set out very slowly, not paying attention to pace at all. I made a bargain with myself...I was allowed to be done after I hit 3 miles. Funny thing happened...I got past 2.5miles and I was fine. In fact, I was feeling so good, I had to MAKE myself turn around so I would only have about 5miles today. First, I didn't have time to run farther. Second, I had no water or fuel, so I knew going more than another 2 miles or so could result in a disaster.

[caption id="attachment_507" align="alignleft" width="124"]How could I not enjoy this? How could I not enjoy this?[/caption]

Maybe it was the sun. Maybe it was the fact that I have been having a great time on the trails. Maybe it was a much needed attitude adjustment. Maybe it was the endorphins. I don't know. But whatever it was, I'm glad it happened. I'm glad I felt like I could run forever and was reminded that there is beauty to be found everywhere, not just in the woods.


  1. Hooray! We haven't lost you completely!

  2. It is moments like that that keep us going. Thanks for reminding me of the beauty out there.

  3. Don't be silly! Would never lose me...I just may run a little more in the woods than the roads. But I would never leave my BRFs!

  4. You're welcome! Thanks for the comment!

  5. Magic! I love those kinds of runs and the way you wrote about it, I could have been there with you. Sounds like you are loving your running at the moment - no matter where. Warms my heart. :-)

  6. Thanks for the wonderful comment, Roz!

  7. This is a great post and so glad that you were able to see the beauty out there.


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