I woke up this morning not feeling right. I felt the nagging sore throat that I thought I ditched last week, and worse, I felt dizzy. Hmmm…. Although I considered putting my run off until later in the day, I decided that I had enough non-dizzy moments to get me through a 10K. So, with Gatorade in one hand and my cell phone in the other (I don’t always run with a phone, but felt it might be smart since my head wasn't yet digging this running thing), I headed out for a 6.2 miler.
Wow, it was warm. And humid. By mile 1, my sweat was sweating. I seemed to be running on a relatively straight path, so the dizziness was clearly abating. Because I had my phone with me, I thought it would be a fun distraction to take some pictures and share with you my peaceful running route.
Scott and I comment all of the time how much we love where we live. Most times, we can run 3 abreast without getting killed by a vehicle. There’s just such a peacefulness around our running neighborhoods. Here’s a pretty farm I pass early on that’s recently been prepared for its crops:
Pony fences at mile 2 just scream quintessential New England:
A crossroad that allows me to add 1 mile to my run (if I go left). Today, I stayed with my plan and kept right:
Notice the absence of cars? There were definitely a few, but sometimes I see more runners/cyclists than vehicles.
Today’s run wasn’t all that energizing because of the humidity, however I did manage to average an 8:47 pace over that 6.2 miles. It was fun taking pictures, like looking at my same-old-routes through a different lens. And as usual, I feel 100% better than I did before I left. Dizziness – gone. Sore throat – jury’s still out. Solid, peaceful run to make me feel I can achieve anything – priceless.