Sweltering, Sweaty Saturday Sunrise Six

How’s THAT for alliteration?

A couple of weeks ago, TMB started a fun little challenge, and today I played along. Here’s how it works:

“It’s simple. Grab your camera before your next run. Take a pre-run photo of yourself. Then take one photo of whatever is directly in front of you at the end of each mile. And then, when you are done, take a post-run photo of yourself.”

In my sleep-deprived haze, I forgot to take the pre-run photo of myself, so we’ll start with this photo that I took as I walked out my front door.

It was already a very muggy 76 degrees with 100% humidity for a heat index of 84. (I’m REALLY growing weary of these crazy hot days with their crazy high humidities and heat indices.) Nevertheless, I strapped on my Fuelbelt and hit the road.

It was a gorgeous morning. I know the rules say to take a picture at every mile, but I had to throw in a few extra because it was just so darn pretty. I left the house right at sunrise, so the nighttime fog was just starting to lift.

And here we have miles 1, 2, 3, and 4:

At about mile 4.5 I ran into some more very picturesque scenery. I wish I had the camera skillz to accurately capture the beauty, but I don’t, so this is the best you get with a Kodak point-and-shoot.


It’s at about this point that I turn and start heading back home, and here’s mile 5 on the way:

I didn’t take a mile 6 photo to share because my Garmin beeped mile 6 as I was coming up my drive to my house. At the time, I was thinking, “Some things are sacred. If there are any stalkers reading my blog, they already know what town I’m in, where I work, what I drive, and where I park my unlocked car when I run certain routes. They don’t need to know which house to look for when they come to kidnap me.” But now that I think about it, it’s not like it would be all that hard to find out where I live if someone really wanted to. And I skipped on the post-run photo, too. Because I like you guys too much to subject you to that type of frizzy-haired horror. Again, in hindsight, it probably would have been okay to post it. Because if there ARE any stalkers reading my blog, that photo would have made the perfect deterrent. Cuz seriously. NOBODY would want any of THAT.

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16 thoughts on “Sweltering, Sweaty Saturday Sunrise Six

  1. That fog is gorgeous — it almost looks like a brisk, cool morning rather than a humid one! You run in a very beautiful area!

    Something can definitely be said for mismatched boldness. I love bright colors when I run and when I bike. Not only does it make me feel good, I think it actually makes others pay attention, too, which I can only imagine comes in handy when crossing intersections and skidding downhills and whatnot. 🙂

    And yes! I walked away from my wipe-out fine, thanks! I just got a few little road rashes on my arm, knee & ankle, but definitely nothing serious. 🙂

    xoxo,
    A

    P/S: Thanks for letting me know your car is unlocked. 😉

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  2. That second picture is gorgeous. I've had the same thoughts about potential stalkers out there. Not that anyone would want to kidnap me but I've pretty much given them all the clues they would need at some point over the short days I've been blogging. Here's hoping no one is stalking us!

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  3. Hi Pam,
    I am so freaking jealous of where you get to run! Those pictures show an absolutely beautiful running route:) It makes me miss the country:) Did you know that I grew up on a Minnesota Dairy Farm?

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend Lady!

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  4. Ooooh, fun that you're in a new running club! I hope that's going well! Trail runs are a relief to your joints and they can be a lot of fun! The sweet pink Brooks trail shoes that I'm testing aren't released quite yet (I think they are the 2012 winter shoe or maybe the 2011 fall shoe?)… but the next trail shoe that's coming out is this one:

    http://diaryofanaveragerunner.blogspot.com/2010/02/product-review-brooks-cascadia-6-trail.html

    I think trail shoes are fun, but not totally necessary. A pair of old/alternative runners will work fine since they ARE going to get much dirtier & muckier, but they hold together about the same. Trail shoes are also significantly heavier, which I think actually works better on trails. I wouldn't wear your regular shoes out on the trails though, because they get very dirty very quickly. 🙂

    xoxo,
    A

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  5. So that's where you run, huh?? It looks so serene & the picture with the fog is amazing. What a peaceful place to run. 🙂

    I think I want to play this game too! It could be fun to show people where I run here in San Diego.

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