I've gotten two runs in this week while I'm working out in California. That's a record! If I run tonight, too, I just don't know how I'll cope! ;)
I always find it fun to explore new areas on my runs and bike rides. I usually plan out a route when I'm training for a particular distance or time. But sometimes I just go out for a run and let myself take that little path that I ran by last week or go down that cute street with the flowers along the walk.
My run last night was kind of like that. Not only did I run in an unfamiliar town, but I deviated from the one bike path that I know and let myself roam where the sunshine led me. It feels so freeing to do that sometimes. I enjoyed the fragrant bushes as I ran up a quaint neighborhood street. I passed kids learning to play soccer as I circled a local park. I learned that the corner grocery store is out of business.
The hubby back home has been doing some exploring of his own. He and a friend took off on mountain bikes a couple days ago and let themselves wander down barely-there paths in the woods. They returned home with muddy bikes and itchy legs, but they are eager to go back and go farther. I can't wait to join them when I get home!
Thank goodness for letting go of expectations and just running free.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
30 minutes Fartleks plus 10 minutes easy
4.3 Miles total