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What I Saw When I Ran Wednesdays

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!

Last real run before the maraaaaathon!!!! I was planning on posting a picture of me with my legs up today, resting, but yesterday’s crudilicious weather bumped that run to today. I laced up, stepped out into the sunshine and enjoyed 4 miles with 4 30-second pick-ups.  Here is what I saw:

It was finally a cold enough and a short enough run that I tried running with my compression sleeves without worrying about overheating and if I could get through the miles without going crazy if they were too annoying. Good news is they were super comfortable and delightful!

I kept looking at Garmy and thinking “you ready, buddy? We’re going to 26.2 and beyond in a few days!”

This is what passes for hillwork in south Jersey. God help us!

Everywhere I looked were reminders that a marathon was right around the corner! I’m not sure anyone else read this sign and thought about pasta fueling their race… but then again, we are in the heart of Philly marathon land, so maybe a few other runners noticed it too!

 

Every mile was infused with the smell of fallen leaves. Add in a brilliant blue sky and it was a quintessential November day.

Great day for a run, for sure!
When you are not-so-patiently waiting for a race, what reminders taunt you?

What did you see today?

 

 

 

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What I Saw When I Ran Wednesdays

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 am not sure if I am crazy or lucky with these storms and running.  Strike that, I KNOW I am lucky in terms of Sandy and so far with Athena (as Melissa asked “since when are we naming winter storms??”) in the big picture – we have our home, electricity, no loss of belongings, etc.  But I have also been lucky in terms of the timing with my runs. The worst of Sandy was a Monday, always a rest day for me and I was able to get in my Sunday and Tuesday around her monsterness. Today I thought for sure I might have to bag my outdoor run and give in to the lure of the warm, dry dreadmill but then Athena, in her infinite wisdom, decided to let those beautiful snowflakes fly! The prospect of a windy, cold, rainy run suddenly morphed into a windy, cold, snowy run and I used my infinite wisdom to declare “game on!”.  During a late lunch break, I managed to squeak in 4 miles around the Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area without getting too cold or too wet – or at least not so much as to care considering the beautiful landscape I ran through! Here is what I saw on this odd November day:

There is a certain gleeful joy that comes with being the wacky person in the office that MUST go for a run during a snowstorm 🙂

It was seriously hard to believe it was November 7th today!

I didn’t do a great job of keeping the drops off the lens. In my defense,the wind was howling and I could not feel my fingers for the first 2 miles!

Buuut, it all worked out because the drops made this shot all artsy. It’s like the days before filters on iPhones!

“Hi! It’s 2 miles in and snow is accumulating on my hat and this zipper is making my chin brrrr but dang, this is fun!”

“Fall, say hello to Winter. Winter, this is Fall”… it’s not often the seasons butt up against one another in such an absolute fashion. Very cool, but has not swayed me from wishing it were still Summer!

But I have to give it to Winter – snowflakes on your tongue is pretty charming. Well done, Winter, well done.

Did Athena ruin your running plans today?

What did you see on your run?

PS I know the seasons are not technically proper nouns, but I think of them as their own little people,  so they get capitalized on this blog!

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