Fun new route

by - Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Last night the temperature was actually pretty decent when I headed out to get a short run in. I decided to mix things up last night and try a different route in hopes of finding one that's not full of traffic lights every block.

I'm happy to report I was fairly successful. I turned down a street off the main one I usually run on and ended up in a fairly safe looking neighborhood. There were a couple other people out and a few families with little kids, plus it was in a good part of town. So I think I might look at that area a little more on a map to see if I can work out a way to get more of mileage in that area. Maybe with the new route, I will stop hating city running.

Last night I whipped out 3.7 miles in 37 minutes. Can't complain about that.

I got my race confirmation stuff from Virginia Beach and after reading through it, I'm officially pumped for the race. I know my time won't be good, but I'm excited to run/walk it and have lots of fun. The BF has decided he's going to at least start the race and we're going to run/walk (probably with a lot more walking at the end) together, take lots of pictures and just in general try to enjoy the experience.

T minus 12 days til it's racing time!

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  1. I know my time won't be good

    Surrendering already? ;-) Go with how you feel... It's all good.

  2. Yay for good runs and fun races!!

  3. I'm always scared to run in new places because I'm not sure how safe they are...even in my little suburbs of Philly! I mean, you just never know...

    But yay for new places to run!

    I think it would be exciting just to run a race for fun...I want to do a marathon like that. Slow and steady (maybe in costume??), taking in everything!

  4. Have fun at the race! new routes are a blessing. i found a decent one here (raleigh - from kelley's dad's house) and i'm loving i.t.

  5. Glad you found a good new route!

  6. goddd 12 days! eeeek! i don't know why i'm nervous. i just am.

    glad you found a new route and hopefully it'll be extendable. also digging the plan to enjoy vabrnr with the bf. in the end it's not about what time you ran but the journey and memories made in the process. *tear* sap, i know. :)

    so this is probably too late to ask but have you tried looking on or for routes nearby? just a belated thought.

  7. yay for new routes! glad it worked out for you.