Most of the time, I run a quick 3 mile loop around my home. Even my long runs sometimes are just street routes and are pretty boring.
This past weekend was one of those routes. 6 miles of nothing interesting. 6 miles of suburban running.
Or that’s what I thought. I live near my municipal airport. As I was finishing up my 2nd mile, I hit a point just under a plane coming in for a landing.
A few hundred yards later was a landscaping store, with some pretty color out front.
I had done a 3 mile out-and back route. On the way home (this was maybe mile 4.5), I passed by In-N-Out Burger. The smell came to me like a teasing reminder that I was sweating buckets and couldn’t stop for a burger. (Maybe it was also teasing me because I knew we were going out for yummy burgers the next day).
Then at mile 5, I pass by my local Costco.
Finally, as I was nearing home (and beginning to have exhaustion set in), I passed the local hospital which is undergoing a huge construction project.
While none of these things are really all that interesting. When I’m out running for over an hour, it’s interesting to take note of what becomes fascinating scenery.
6 miles done.
Note to self: next time, don’t stop and take so many pictures and maybe you will be happier at the end of 6 miles. Stopping and starting = not good.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Fathers’ Day and a nice weekend.
Do you entertain yourself with the scenery when out running – even if it’s not traditionally beautiful scenery? Or are you lucky to have gorgeous scenery right from your front door?
I'm Carrie, a married mom of two in Southern CA. I made my health a priority a few years ago and am passionate about nutrition and fitness. I blog about running, food and my life and all of the ups and downs that all brings. Thanks for following my journey. Contact me: carrie [at] familyfitnessfood [dot] com