Before I moved in with Chris my favorite running path was right out my front door. Now it is a short drive away but since I drive so much just to get to and from work I am usually hesitant to drive somewhere just to go for a run. So instead I run in the vicinity of where we live but truth be told, I don’t like running there. It is a very noisy and busy area, the sidewalks end randomly, it is all residential and the drivers seem even more careless that the average Detroit driver.
Yesterday I had the day off from work, so I decided to drive to my favorite running path. I almost didn’t do it as I really didn’t want to get in my car when it wasn’t necessary. Guess what? It was well worth the drive!
My running path is scenic and quiet. It is removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life and traffic too for that matter. Running on that path gives me a sense of peace and calmness. It made me happy and it made me excited about running again.
Fortunately, when we move, I will be close to my running path again! Until then I need to remember that it is worth the drive and that I should allow myself the opportunity to run where I am the happiest.
Tell me about your favorite running spot! Or if you don’t run, where do you workout that makes you happiest?