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.

AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude