Watch out world – I am running again. Well at least on the weekends.

Today I woke up after working yesterday and being exhausted and decided it was such a beautiful day it would be a complete waste not to get up and RUN!

My husband helped me map out a 10 mile course. I really wanted something scenic and out in the country. There is something so peaceful and relaxing about running in the country to me.

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He mapped out a great course for me and I loaded it onto my MapMyRun app on my iPhone.  I used this app last week when I was trying out a new course and loved it. I have a Garmin but I have a bad problem of looking at it to much. I can start this app and only look at it when I need to make sure I am going the right way – which happened several times during this run.

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The course was beautiful.  The first 3 miles were uphill, but once you were able to get through that it was so relaxing just to enjoy the view.

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Oh nothing more attractive then a mid-run picture right? I think this was around mile 5.5 when I stopped and accidentally stopped my run tracking too. Oops! Just ended up starting it back up and finishing out the 10 miles.

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Another pretty scenic picture. Sometimes you just have to stop and enjoy the view.

I love training and sometimes it is what I need to motivate myself to get out the door, but after taking several months off of running it is so nice to just go out at whatever pace I want and enjoy it. This basics of running are so important to remember.

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After our runs we showered and headed out to get out of the house a bit. Wes has some really big tests coming up, so when we have a chance it is nice to get him out of the house and just walk around stores and relax together. Plus, there really isn’t much else to do in Erie.

I hope everyone has a great Sunday! Time to watch a movie and get my plans ready for the week!

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