Since Julia’s down and out for the present I’ve been running alone. I usually turn to my list of podcasts on Stitcher (one of the best apps ever invented). But last week after I exhausted all my current podcast, I actually resorted to running without listening to anything…except reality! It turned out to be better than I remembered. In the spring especially, there’s a lot to hear, especially early morning birds. And with them as a backdrop I was able to think, too, and plan my day and week ahead. I really missed our conversation, but it was a good rehearsal for me, to know that I didn’t bore myself as much as I thought I did.
I came across some pretty amazing sunrises too. I can’t resist stopping to take a picture.
Julia is usually very patient in letting me stop for shots like these. With her not along it’s a lot harder to get going again when I’m done! Hopefully by Friday she’ll be back pounding the pavement with me! Sara
We made a good decision to run Wednesday this week instead of Thursday. There was a nasty thunderstorm around 6 am today! It felt great to sleep in and we are looking forward to “Fun Run Friday.”
Friday we run one of our favorite routes, Croatan. It is a route that takes us south and through the Croatan neighborhood in VB. We meet a little earlier, 5:20 am, because the route is approximately 6.25 miles. This is perhaps the only day that we don’t find ourselves on the boardwalk at some point during our run. It is fun to watch the seasons change and sunrise adjust throughout the year. Sara snapped this picture with her phone last week. One of the signs summer is approaching is that the gates for the public beach access are unlocked, the water fountains are on, and the facilities are open at 6 am. It’s perfect for an early morning pit stop.
Just down that walkway and over the dune is the Atlantic ocean and the rising sun.
Thanks, Sara, for the great Croatan run this morning. I couldn’t help feel a little nostalgic…we took this route the first time we ran together. Geez, was that a lot of moons ago. We considered this 6 miler a “long run”. You introduced me to run/walk 9-1. I remember eagerly watching my non-GPS watch for the next walk!! Yeah, I love Friday Fun Run through Croatan. It is definitely hard to beat kicking off the weekend with 6 miles.
Oh, and hey! I am planning on working on Tara’s quilt tomorrow. I cut the shirts last night and will be able to sew it together tomorrow. I am pretty excited… you know how I love USNA “quankets”! Maybe we can have a knotting/wine tasting evening next week?
Talk soon – Enjoy your FRIDAY!
PS. Don’t forget to start bringing iPhone with you on our runs next week…the sunrise is getting earlier and earlier!