For those of you who read food blogs, you will often see a "What I Ate Wednesday" post. Same idea here, except it will be what I saw when I ran on Wednesdays. So take a peek at what my orbs observed and then add your own experience!
I was supposed to be in Trenton today but my boss swooped in and saved me from a certain fate when she told me yesterday that since she already had to be up there, she would take my place. My hero! I woke up this morning and my first thought was, "Yes, I don't have to drive to Trenton!" It got me off to a good start but I found myself really sad today. Although there is much to celebrate (Happy 42nd wedding anniversary to Running Momma and Captain Frank!!) there are a lot of rough situations that people I love are currently facing for me to feel too chipper. The cloudy weather did not help (though the mild temps were awesome!) but the 4 miles at lunch were a welcome bright spot in this day.
Now that we are in hunting season, I tend to leave the management area just to be on the safe side. Today I headed out to the roads around Tuckahoe and this is what I saw:
This was one of those scenes that made me go, "oh, south Jersey..." If you can't see what is going on here, those are Christmas trees for sale. Behind a bar. 'Tis the season:
This mini building is in the category of "things I never noticed before, despite driving past them a bajillion times". You know how there are beer goggles? Stuff like this is what you see with your running goggles on. Bonus that with the running version, you won't drunk text or sleep with someone that normally would make you head for da' hills. Anywho, I day dreamed briefly that it would be fun to convert this into a teeny, tiny bakery. It would be the kind of place where regulars would stop in every day and I would know all the quirks of the people in town, the town being Stars Hollow, where I think this place (after a paint job) would fit in jusssst fine. Sookie and I could be co-workers:
I made my way around Amanda's field and noticed that since my last visit (which was probably last hunting season!) that they installed a playground:
Never one to miss an opportunity to swing (especially when I am not training for something - if I were in the middle of an interval I confess that I probably would not have stopped, though I would have given it a fair debate) I hopped on and swung away. Garmy could not tell what the eff was going on - he is set to auto pause (this is handy for red lights, etc. so you don't have to keep remembering to start and stop the watch if you just want to record actual time spent running) and the swinging had him in a tizzy. He beeped his "pause" and "resume" a bunch of times but I didn't hop off til I had my fill. I will def be adding this to my relaxed run repertoire:
All in all a delightful run in the middle of the day. At the end of the 4 miles, none of the problems I worried about before hand were gone, but I was able to clear my head and take a minute to be grateful for all the good things I am so lucky to have.