It was the hardest, physically and mentally, run I've done. So instead of thinking about all the reasons why it was so hard, I thought I'd share all the things that got me through it.
First off, our weather has been awesome. We have had blue skies and warm weather for days now. Our evenings have been cooling off, but that makes for a nice morning run. The haze in the skies is from the many wildfires burning in our state.
|Fresh cut grass hay|
|The smell of a mint field is wonderful|
|An onion (for seed) field smells good too!|
|The song of a Western Meadowlark can't be beat. I usually hear them in spring, not fall so it was a welcome surprise this morning.|
|Mt Jefferson off in the distance|
|Knowing I didn't have too many hills was nice too.|
|A time to reflect on loved ones who are buried here. (as I'm running by, of course)|