This was a pretty good morning. I got up before dawn, got out of my diaper, and got ready to go running. I was pleased as punch to get on my way just at sunrise.
Funny, bit gross detail about this. When I run, I get sweaty and gross anyhow, so I tend not to shower before I go. This has the strange effect that often halfway through my run I smell like a mix of baby powder and sweaty athlete. It's actually a scent I find sort of confusing and invigorating at the same time.
Today was all about being experimental. I ran through neighborhoods I normally don't, checked out a hilly path that looked interesting, and poked around the nooks and crannies of the neighborhood looking for new things.
I found a few too. At one point, the sidewalk ended at the top of an enormous hill overlooking a valley below, and beyond that a faraway bridge over water.
It was stunning.
On my way back, I took the time to walk up the inside of a huge parking garage not too far from where we live, just because I wanted to see the view from the roof. Sorry, I didn't get a picture of that. It was great too.
I forget sometimes that working out and going for walks and runs is great in and unto itself. My body feels great, and I'm pleased I got to know the secret underpinnings of the places nearby a bit more.
I'm grateful I made the time to do this good thing.