I woke up Monday in a really pissy mood.
I had the day off from work. I took it off to recover from my hilly 10 mile race. If you read yesterday’s post, you know that I DID NOT get to run one of my favorite races.
I also spent most of Saturday in a plane or at an airport and most of Sunday, in a car. None of which were part of the plan.
So, although, I was extremely sleep deprived, I NEEDED A RUN!
Not just any run but a special one. So I decided to drive to Peeples Island State Park. I had run there last year once and loved it.
Of course, with unpacking, housework and laundry, I didn’t arrive there until around noon when it was sunny and in the 80’s.
I decided to run around the area first. There was a nice path after the bridge.
I also discovered another path along the river.
I stopped for some water and then continued over another bridge and headed in the opposite direction.
At this point I had run about 3 miles. After another stop for water, I finally entered the park’s trail.
There are a lot of roots and rocks so it is hard to run. I did a lot of walking but ran when it was safe to do so.
As you can see by the pictures, it’s a very relaxing place to run.
When I finished the loop around the park, I had completed 5.75 miles. Of course, I ran across to the park across the street so I would end with 6 miles!
They may have been the slowest miles I have ever run but I felt 100% better.
Happy Running! Is running ever your therapy?