Ok, I’ve got a confession: Having lived in the Bay Area for almost 10 years now, I sometimes find myself taking the city of San Francisco for granted. (I know…I know…)
It’s just entirely too easy to get swept up in the frenetic pace of life here, aptly described as a kind of “quiet frenzy.” But all it takes is one run to reconnect with the ridiculously-majestic natural beauty by which we’re surrounded.
Which is precisely why I’m making a concerted effort to step out of the usual “training tunnel vision” during some of my runs. And I’m encouraging you to do the same!
Huh, you say? Well, start by taking one run per week and removing all expectation of time, pace, distance, etc. Instead, focus on finding the reasons you started running in the first place and taking that time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak.
Here are a few things that made me slow down and smile during a recent run. Give it a shot, and feel free to share your experiences, too!
Nice scenery there, Jen. Thanks for the encouragement. I’m getting out this week to start running outside. It certainly is more exciting than an indoor treadmill. Thanks again for the pics.
No problem; glad you enjoyed them, and I’ll be sure to post more. Good luck on the outdoor running – hope the weather is warming up so you can get out and enjoy the sun!