Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Same old, same old

Mark and I have lived in our house for six months. And for six months, for all intents and purposes, I have ran/walked the same three routes.

I have seen the same houses, the same flowers, the same trees for six months.

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And, to be a bit honest, I’m bored. B-O-R-E-D. Bored.

I try spicing things up a bit, whether it’s running a route backward or taking to the more urban areas near my home when I can leave Miles with Mark. On Sunday sans BOB, I had the best of intentions to try a less stroller-friendly part of the trail but my tummy failed to cooperate and I had to run the same section of park as I always do because there were a couple bathrooms along the trail.

I felt defeated and was filled with dread as I looked toward today’s run, which is up to 4 miles. Getting up early, squeezing in that extra half-mile of boredom seemed like torture as I stared at the running clothes I set out last night.

Then, I had a rare moment of genius: I could run after work.

OK, that wasn’t the genius part. I run after work at least once a week. The switch would be to take my clothes and Garmin to work and change at the end of the day. I plan to run east through downtown and head to a portion of the greenway that I’ve only run once or twice. Alone. No dog. No baby. Just me and my feet.

I am so excited. E-X-C-I-T-E-D. Excited.

What are you pumped about today?


  1. girl you need to download some new music! or a book on tape? ive never listened to one but some people do.

  2. I totally get what you are talking about with BOREDOM from running the same routes over and over again. I actually have no run in about 2 months due to boredom with it, but I need to get started again!

    I'm excited today because I got my butt out of bed and to a 6am class at the gym. I also plan to go back for some ST tonight after work. Booya!

  3. I am soooooo bored with my running routes too! At least last weekend there were beautiful fall colors and a nice warm breeze to get me through.

    I'm excited for the snow storm headed our way tonight. Only because that means I get to work from home in my sweats tomorrow. If we really get a foot, I may even have the husband and peanut to keep me company. :-) After tomorrow, it can all melt away and be 70 outside again.

  4. I live in a town that is SMALL - long runs = circling the entire town (sometimes twice). I know your pain. Your boring route is my "fun" route. I would love to take you to the Jorg hills route and show you some new scenery. I have a beautiful 12 or so miler mapped out - I'll share it with you. I also have a couple of 4-6 miler routes out that way - will share with you. Glad you were able to enjoy a new route after work- that's always fun! Can't wait to hear how it went. Be safe, friend!

  5. That's awesome! Changing up your time is a great idea! Have fun!! :0)