Friday, August 5, 2011

Country Runner

Well, after a brief break from anything not related to moving, we are now settled into our new home. We moved on the 22nd, and then my parents promptly decided that the first weekend after the move was the best time for them to come visit and stay with us. It was lovely to see them, but meant a lot of rushed unpacking, and chaos.
Finally, for the first time in weeks, I got to put on my running gear and get out for a lovely run along the trans-Canada trail, which runs through a town near where I live. It is a lovely isolated little path, and I noticed a huge difference between my typical runs in the city vs this run. Such as:
1) I saw a grand total of 3 people. Two cyclists and one walker. Which was a good thing, because I had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction where I kept showing off my underwear to the world.
2) the bugs - I definitely got bit by something, and the blackflies were circling around my head for half the run. Bug spray is a new must for running gear
3) the quiet - related to #1, it was so nice to have a solid strip to run where the noises consist of the birds chirping and cicadas. Makes your mind relax a bit.
4) the little critters - practically ran over a chipmunk and a rabbit on my brief 40 minute run.
I am honestly loving the new scenery and environment, and plan on getting out there much more now that I am settling in as a re-found country girl. I grew up on a 30 acre farm, so being in the country is my true home, and I forgot that with the hustle and bustle of the "big city". I will be bringing in more of the country soon (hopefully) with a future giveaway from Allied Metal Displays. We're working on a custom/new design, and hopefully, I'll be able to show it off to you all soon and offer you all the chance to win your own display!
So, are you a country or a city runner? Who do you think has it better?

1 comment:

  1. I'm in between--a bit of a 'burbs runner is more like it. I love being out there in nature, but will admit that I get a bit nervous if by myself.