What’s beautiful to you?
Everyone’s definition of beautiful is different. Some people focus on aesthetics. Some focus on the things that can not be seen as easily. Some like art, music, or literature. My friend Hannah highlights a beautiful (inside AND out) woman each Thursday on her blog.
As for me, I see beauty in many things. In the sun, the sand, and the waves. In delicious food, friends and family. But on some lucky mornings, I’m blessed to be able to see the beauty of the sun rising in the sky as I run along a path. This morning was one of those mornings. I had great company, gorgeous weather and I felt strong. As I ran, the sun came up, there was a breeze from the water and I passed many happy runners, walkers and had a great view of rowers out on the water. I really felt blessed to be able to run and to be able to run in such a beautiful setting.
And in case you are wondering, while there were no negative splits on this mornings 3.4 mile run, I felt strong the entire time and actually was disappointed when the group I was running with stopped to stretch a bit short of our starting point. It was exciting for me to have a quick paced run since I didn’t trek out to the track this Thursday. I am going to probably only do organized track work sporadically since it is a ways from my house. I don’t want to lose any of the speed I’ve built up, so I’m going to try and still incorporate speed work into one workout a week. I’m not sure what that will look like yet, but I’ll write about it here once I figure it out 🙂
Here are today’s times:
|2||19:40||+ 0:04 (-1%)||9’52″/mi|
|3||29:31||– 0:01 (0%)||9’51″/mi|
What’s beautiful to you? Where do you see beauty?