Well I had the same weird sleep issue last night except I couldn't fall back to sleep until 4am this time. When my alarm sounded just 30 mins. later I did a lot of moaning and the excuses raged. But again I got up and down to the river. I ran another 5 miles. I hope tonight is better. On a lighter note I saw 6 bunny rabbits, heard 2 horned owls and passed 21 runners. I know you probably think its weird I count but I do this for my kids. When I come home from a run I give them an inventory of what I saw. It's fun to involve them in my running time like this. We can be in the car driving past the river trails and they will say "isn't that where you saw the bald eagle, mama?" These are the types of messages I want my children to hear when it comes to being healthy. It's not about body image its about experiencing something much deeper much more spiritual and beyond myself...
Below are some pictures of the river trails I run.
There are over 23 miles of trails that travel along the Arkansas River. Some are well paved against manicured lawns and some like the picture on the right are more natural. Below is the new River walk. This area is actually on the west side of the river. I run across a bridge that takes me over to this area.
I feel very blessed to have these trails within a short driving distance from my home!