Towards the beginning of the Summer I promised some pictures of the wonderful trails I get to take my exercise on. Well, it took a while but a couple of weeks ago I went on a long hike with my sister and got to snap some photos of the places I’m blessed to be able to pass through so often.
Why do I run? I run because I live in a world with this much wonderful stuff in it, and I love knowing that my feet can take me on an adventure like this in a couple of hours. I run because the world is my gym, and sometimes the best things in life really are free.
The only thing is, I can get so high on running that I've got to remind myself to slow down, sometimes, and take it all in.
For example, I ran past these wild grapes at least a dozen times over the season, and only noticed them now. Once we noticed them, we realized they were everywhere.
For another take on running, check out The Oatmeal. He’s got a six-part comic that explains it much better than I can—and with a much better sense of humor! (If you’re in a hurry just jump to the last page. But the whole thing really is worth reading.)
[NOTE: This is the first time I’ve used Windows Live Writer’s “Create Online Album” feature, which I hadn’t realized it had. And so I discover it’s hosting the files in my “Skydrive,” which I didn’t know I had. As with most new features, this Skydrive seems to be a mix of nifty gizmos and privacy-invading indignities.
But in short, dear reader, could you let me know in the comments if you have any trouble viewing the photos?]