Through the Morning Fog
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Well, it wasn't really THAT foggy, more a mist that softened everything, but it was pretty. I almost missed it because I just didn't want to go out to jog...too early, traffic, drippy humidity, blah, blah, blah. But I did lace up my shoes and head out on my 3.45 mile course in which I have a 5K measured (so I can do warm-up and cool-down walks). As if to reward me for overcoming inertia, four deer crossed the road ahead of me in the first half mile: 2 adults and 2 fawns. Seemingly unconcerned, they stopped in the woods and turned to watch me as I jogged by.
One thing I noticed was that the hills didn't seem quite as bad since I hadn't been out in awhile, and I was able to think about other things besides my labored breathing and keeping one foot in front of the other at a steady pace. I saw that neighbors on a side street have replaced a blow-up leprechaun with a blow-up bunny holding a colorful Easter egg. They have something for every season. And farther down that street is a house just like ours that's for sale at the desirable end of a cul-de-sac. At least it would be desirable if the people next door didn't use the cul-de-sac as their personal toy box. It's usually an obstacle course of children's bikes, tricycles, soccer balls, and other miscellanea, but someone must have talked to them, because there were only one bike and another toy tucked neatly at the base of the basketball goal. Farther on, I saw two shadowy geese flying over in the mist and heard others I couldn't see. All in all, it was actually a pretty nice jog, considering I don't really like jogging that much.