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Saturday, May 28, 2011

When nature speaks

I'm not alone in the fact that I often run the same routes.  Most weeks will find me running 2 regular routes, one of which is a looped route that I will run in different directions to switch up the amount of inclines/declines.
So with a limited number of daily routes I get pretty good at knowing my pace based on my effort or how I'm feeling.
This morning's run I just wasn't sure how it would go.  I didn't really need another speed session but wanted a solid effort due to what will probably turn out to be a holiday weekend of over indulgence.
I got up early while everyone else was asleep and hit the road. My effort level felt pretty high but the humidity was taking a toll too.
As the sweat poured off of me, I soon realized that I was being TOLD how my run was going to go this morning.  In 6.5 miles, I saw 6 of these. 
Some days just finishing is what it is all about.

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  1. Some days speed just doesn't matter. At least you're out there doing it.

  2. Sounds like a good start to the day to me! Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend!!

  3. Hahaha, that's sooo cute actually. Don't forget, Shelly, I'm WAY behind you ... if there were turtles in Colorado, I'd have seen 30 of them today ;). But I did see a HUGE snake, which are just sooo nasty!

  4. So cute. Do they come out in the dark? I would hate to step on one.
    I have only snails to watch out for on my morning exercises.

  5. as slow as i run, i always could use a turtle to tell me about my run. ;-)

  6. Yes, somedays runs tell you what to do. So true!

  7. That cracks me up! Some days are speedy and some just arent... but at least your doing it!

  8. I vote for you everyday (more than once from different devices).... here's hoping you are voting for me too!

  9. I always run the same route too. I have a Sunday route, Tuesday route, Thursday route and a Friday route. Yes, I even have a Saturday route. And I never mix them up.

    It just wouldn't feel right. Perhaps when I'm feeling really courageous I may try running them the other way around. Ooh, scary!