This pic was within the first couple of miles. I know because my sleeves are still down for warmth. I wasn’t actually listening to a playlist yet, not until about 7 or 8 miles. Had the ear buds in though to be ready. I held a few conversations on this run. Running a nine minute pace, I was never winded. This was all a matter of enjoying the fall colors.
I recall when I was a kid, running competitively, how nervous I would be lining up for a race. My stomach would feel sick up until the starting gun fired. My body knew the ordeal it was about to go through and it would be on edge. Now, I line up casual. Rarely any nerves. And even for marathons, the only thought going through my mind is that I can’t believe my life is so perfect that I get four hours to go for a run. Sweet.
Ran twelve miles this morning on LoBo Trail. I ran slow and could have run all day long. Ran so slow I’m really glad I didn’t time it. But it was 50° and sunny. Another beautiful day in Colorado. Ran in my bronco colors – blue shorts and orange long sleeve t-shirt. It was such great weather I planted bulbs after putting away the Halloween decorations. Still cool enough though that I have a skillet of chili simmering now. Using up my garden tomatoes.