This morning as I headed out for my morning run (one whole hour later than I usually step outside), I felt good. My legs certainly needed some shaking out, the sun was bright in the sky, temperature low at about 50 degrees, and I just had that positive feeling in my bones that makes you feel light and joyous.
Everything was perfect. Until I got to the tracks, and there was a train. And the train was not moving. I have had a few encounters with this train in the last few months, and one would assume that I remember it will be there right around seven o'clock every morning! But I have yet to remember this mildly important fact, and frequently find myself on an adventure to "get around" the train and down to the waterfront. Today, I decided I would go over the Broadway Bridge Ramp at Lovejoy, and back down onto Broadway for a little variety. The lights were not in my favor, so I ended up crossing the bridge.
And apparently, I was on the wrong side, as herds of bikes passed me... I was going upstream. Possibly an annoyance for the many people on wheels pedaling their way to work, but I was overjoyed - I had the best view:
I ended my run back in the neighborhood - cutting it short at 4 miles instead of 5 (tiny pangs of guilt for not doing my planned number of miles, and truthfully - overall, I'm happy I got outside!). I walked the last couple blocks to my favorite coffee shop.
This morning was so gorgeous; I feel like it has been weeks since I was able to capture a few great photos, and today... I feel like I got my Mojo back. :)
How do you deal with road blocks? Do you wait for them to clear, or stride out on a new path?
Here's hoping tomorrow's potentially adventurous route brings another batch of beauty to behold.