The long cut

Going in a straight line from A to B gets you to B in the fastest and most efficient way. So why would you want to swing by C, M, take a detour along X, pass Z, have a cup of coffee at L and then finally get to B?

Yet that's just what runners do! Because it's all about the journey, the experience. Sure you could go from A to B in a straight line, but where's the fun in that?!

So today I ran to the city centre which is about 2 kilometers, only I took a long cut and ran 10 kilometers to get there. And since I always get lost there's never a dull moment, 'cause I'll be all worried and scared, thinking I may never get home again. Luckily a friendly gentleman on a bike gave me directions and helped me find my way again. Which is another gift of running: you get to meet all kind of nice people.

And as the miles went by I couldn't help but think: 'This is a good day!' Because how can a day be bad when you're out there, and your body feels alive and tingling and the birds are singing?

My journey today

Because where's the fun in this:


Mira said...

Wow, that route was quite a journey. I envy your resistance and determination. I haven't tried running yet, I'm not sure I will have the endurance for it, LOL. Walking is the only thing I can do, but that would be a good route to take like you did sometime. Btw, I replied to your comment in my "walk in the Snow" @ Scrappy Mommy
. Thanks and have a great week.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Good for you! I used to run, but thanks to raging arthritis, I can no longer do much of anything, except complain and whine. :o)

Anonymous said...

Me too, i haven't tried running but i do brisk walking.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope to see you agin soon. :D

Anonymous said...

that's quite a route, i've never tried running and like mira i don't think i have the endurance, lol.

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Lily on the Road said...

Sweet route!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, please make yourself at home and comment should you like!

Have a GREAT day!

I am Harriet said...

Just stopping by to say hello.

I'm looking forward to the streets clearing up soon so that I can get off of the treadmill and on to a real journey!

Run Mommy said...

GReat journey! It makes me want to run a bit more outside - blasted snow and crippling cold temps. I am definately pepped.

Veronica Lee said...

That route must have been quite a journey! I truly admire your spirit.

Marci said...

That looks like a great route. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I'll be back to visit yours regularily.

ModernMommy said...

Hope your having a great weekend. I left you an award at my blog!

NH Yocal said...

Good for you! I love running the long run. I agree, experience all you can and gather the scenery. It is not always about getting to the destination but the road along the way!

Tammy said...

I'm impressed! I am so lazy that it takes a lot of gumption to even get on the treadmill! Admittedly, I enjoy outdoor walks far more than indoor ones, but those are reserved for nicer weather than February in the Northern Plains of the U.S.

Veronica Lee said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Nicole!!

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