On Saturday evening I set out for my weekly “medium distance” run. There’s something about running past the vineyards and seeing the sun set over the mountains that makes running in the evenings oh so much more enjoyable than running in the early morning (if the temps aren’t too hot!)
Plus, I get to think about drinking wine during my whole run
I wore my favorite new Under Armour tank. Seriously love that thing. Gonna go try to buy more colors
And ended up going a hilly 7 miles at my usual slow-as-hell running pace (well, my pace for runs over 5 miles). I’m glad I’m keeping up with this training on hills thing because I know it is making me stronger and will ultimately make me faster when I run on flat terrain.
At the end of my run I found a random picnic table with a view of the sun setting. Perfect for stretching!
Overall critter count for the run: 4 deer that were running alongside of me in a meadow…seriously, I’m not kidding (there are deer everywhere this summer!), 3 bunny rabbits, and 1 chipmunk.
I’m like a modern day Cinderella
Next thing you know…
But in all seriousness, I love that movie. I could watch Enchanted every single night. And I may or may not already own it on DVD (much to Mitch’s chagrin).
Sometimes running isn’t all frolicking deer and singing birds though. It is important that someone knows where you are running (I always tell Mitch and text him when I’m starting so he’ll know something went wrong if I’m gone too long and can come looking for me). There are so many stories of experienced runners going out to run in beautiful but remote settings and getting hurt/stranded. There can also be scary and dangerous individuals. Like this story from Runner’s World blogger Dorothy Beal, who was chased and verbally assaulted while on a run with her three young kids.
It bears repeating: Have fun, but be careful out there everyone!
What is your favorite Disney movie?
This is a tough question for me. I LOVED Dumbo growing up but I also love Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid 🙂