Thank you for all your wonderful suggestions and comments on yesterday’s post in regards to running in the morning before the sun is up. I even received some great advice via email! (Yes, I received your emails for those that did and I will respond!)

This week is getting a bit crazy. I am slowly getting used to getting up, but after work on Wednesday I felt exhausted. I really hope that I feel a bit better for this morning’s 7 mile tempo run on the schedule. I can tell my body is ready for a little bit of extra sleep. I just can’t seem to get to bed as early as I’d like!

This morning my alarm is set up for 4:45 am so that should be a blast!

 

I realized (while laying in bed trying to go to sleep last night) that I forgot to announce the winners of the Reader Appreciation giveaway! The winners selected at random are:

Jabra Sport Headphones

Winner Jabra

Tarma Designs Necklace

Necklace Winner

Congrats ladies! Email me at saralovingontherun{at}gmail{dot}com with your information and I will get your prizes on their way to you!

 

I am happy to announce that Wednesday morning I finally braved the dark and headed out for an early morning run.

Morning Run

I ran to a road near our house that is well lit. It was about a mile there, I ran up and down it 3-4 times and then back home for a total of 7 miles.

I forgot how hard it is to judge pacing when it is dark out. Does anyone else have this problem?

Overall the run went well. I felt a little on edge running down our street because we live a bit out in the country, however it was so nice running back towards the house just as the sun was coming up. It was a wonderful way to start out the day!

 

On my run today I was thinking that we have officially been living in Virginia for 2 months! I really can’t believe it is wrong. In honor of that, I thought I would focus on things that I love about our new city so far:


1. Friendliness

I don’t know what it is about this city but everyone is just SO nice! No matter where you are everyone says hello, waves and smiles at you as you walk by. People go out of their way to help you. This was non-existent in Erie, it really is such a nice change of pace!

 

2. So Much to Explore

Living in this area is so much fun because there is so much outdoors to explore! One thing we missed a lot living in Pennsylvania was being able to get out and explore! There are endless possibilities here and I can’t wait to keep getting out and enjoying it! I love cities that cater to being outdoors and active!

 

3. Close to the Mountains AND the Beach

No matter where we want to go we are within a 3-4 hour drive. Which now seems like nothing! It is so nice to have the possibility to go to either when we have a weekend free. I am not sure we are going to have many more of those anytime soon though!

 

4. Food Variety

This may not be a big deal to some, but when we live in Pennsylvania we felt like the only food they had were chain restaurants and italian. We really missed the variety to chose from when we had a rare date night out! Here we have so many restaurants we want to try out! We can’t wait to try out new types of food and new restaurants!

 

5. Community

There is a really strong sense of community in Danville. Everyone looks out for everyone and people make you feel right at home no matter how new you are. It has been amazing the people we have already met, and we look forward to building life long friendships here!

 

What is your favorite city you’ve ever lived in?

What is something that is important to you about where you live?

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