After several months of running, I realised that not all the roads are the same. The regular reader knows that around us, the landscape is as flat as a pancake and the wind usually blows from south-west. In other words, the speed on each road is pretty predictable, depending only on the direction I pick to leave the house.
But there are exceptions. Like this old narrow Road about 2 km away from our house. It is a stretch of asphalt about 1 mile long that used to connect two tiny villages. Nowadays it is only used for local traffic (tractors) and as a cycling path. For some reason, every time I hit this particular road, I run faster, easier, I feel no pain, just happiness as all the endorphins start coming to my head.
This morning I couldn’t sleep. I went to the bathroom and instead of returning to my warm bed, something made me to dress up and leave the house. Even though last night I came home from my rainy run all soaked and tired, I had to run again. I ran to my Road. The sun was barely up and I was all alone. The feeling was the one of unlimited freedom.
I did not want to be in any other place, any other time. Just here, me and the Road, the two of us. I had no plans, no time schedule, just my empty head watching the world waking up into yet another bright day.
It seems like everybody has his own road.
Me too 🙂
Without it, running wouldn’t be the same. Where is your road?
My Road changes.
Almost every month is my favourite road different.
But the most favourite is from my beginning. When I started to run.. It is beutiful alley nearby..
The first one will always remain special… Do you have a picture?
Yo can see it on older the picture here:
Now looks little different, but I love it and looking forward for autumn 🙂
RVM, the picture of your road is really quite something. I can imagine you cannot wait till the indian summer/autumn come…
Yes, but it can look great in any period. It depends on your mood, tideness and your eyes 🙂
A matter of perception, no doubt.
What a beautiful photo of your road… that’s a runner’s dream right there.
I am sure you have your own special road as well…
Pooh I love the look of your road – ill try to get out and post a pic of my road soon.
Looking forward to that!
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