A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

10 Beautiful Miles!

Yesterday, like most people in Central PA, I decided to get outside! It was February 18th and it was 60 degrees! After being sick for several days, I decided that I wasn't sick anymore. I would go outside and have a beautiful trail run and all would be right in the world.

Well, the trail run was beautiful but I was still not feeling well. My legs felt great but my "motor" was just... so, so, so tired. I managed to do 10 miles. It was enjoyable, I was just tired.

Starting from my parents' house in Millersburg, I ran over to Lenkerville and past my elementary school. The playground looked a lot smaller than I remembered, and the only piece of equipment that remained from my childhood was the "Bug".



I used to sit with my friend Jared on these steps and play Wheel of Fortune at recess! Ah, such wonderful memories!

Then I ran up Berry Mountain via the paved road. I was so slow that I could have walked the same pace I was running.



The top of the mountain wasn't too muddy. I'm always nervous about running up there by myself.






I stopped at the power line and looked out over the valley...


Then I ran down a dirt road and across the Wiconisco Creek.



To add some mileage, I ran around a neighborhood that had a beautiful mountain view.



Then I ran back into town via the rail trail that went by the Ned Smith Center.



I was glad I got to enjoy the beautiful weather even though I wasn't feeling great.



But now I have a fever again... Boo. I'm dumb.
Did you get outside yet this weekend?
Do you remember your elementary school playground?

14 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had a good run but sorry you're still not feeling 100%! We had one of those "bugs" at my elementary school playground too but I don't think my old school building is used as as school anymore, so it's probably not there at all. I loved that playground!

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    1. Those bugs must be popular! There is one at the school near our house. I run by it every morning!

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  2. It certainly was beautiful on Saturday wasn't it? It's going to be even nicer today. Too bad we can't bottle up this weather.

    Looks like you had a lovely and peaceful run. What do you do for safety precautions when you run the trails by yourself?

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    1. Safety precaution is I hold my phone! Is that bad? Oh I wear bright colors. You know, so the rapists can see me.

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  3. I wouldn't say you're dumb at all. I bet it felt great to get outside and move! I would have done the same thing.

    Feel better!

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  4. That looks like a great run but Im sorry you are sick again. Im surprised that your fever came back! Very frustrating- hope you are feeling 100% again soon!

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  5. Sorry you feel sick again! It feels like spring here too (It is almost 50*), however, all the snow tells a different story!

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    1. Sounds like you guys are having a warm spell as well. Enjoy!

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  6. Beautiful run--thanks for taking us along! Ugh...sorry you are running a fever again. Please be careful...I know rest is hard but a few days now is better than a few weeks later, right? Take care, friend!

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    1. You are right. I just want to be invincible!

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  7. Oh no! I'm sorry that you are sick again, but I bet that fresh air felt good at the time. Do you have tomorrow off of work? If so at least you'll get some extra rest! I have to go to work, boo :(

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    1. We have a snow makeup day today. I wish we had off. It's going to be close to 60 degrees!!!

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