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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.
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    Sounds like a good jog. I like it when a deer out of the blue crosses my path. So cool.
    2278 days ago
    Good going!!!! Getting out the door is always the hardest for me, but I'm always glad I went. No matter what is going on with the weather (and all the other reasons I make up to dread the idea of it), being outside is usually a good thing. :)

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    2278 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    emoticon on getting yourself out the door! Sounded like a great jog, and so peaceful, too!

    2279 days ago
    Awesome on your jog, way to go!!!
    2279 days ago
    Love it!!! :)

    Sounds like our obstacle courses are similar - mine just involve coconuts, stray dogs, poop and potholes in India! :P Makes dodging things more fun! Heh!
    2279 days ago
    What a wonderful way to start the morning.
    2279 days ago
    Awesome - that's great that you went out anyway and got to notice all of these things - really being present in the moment. Sounds more enjoyable than the time going by while sleeping or watching tv :) Good job and GREAT way to start the day!
    2279 days ago
    I'm so proud of you for going out jogging! Thanks for sharing your jog...felt like I was there with you.
    2279 days ago
    sounds beautiful emoticon
    2279 days ago
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