Is there A More Perfect Union than running and a fall backdrop in Central Park? If so, I can’t think of it right now.
Pics of trees and leaves blown in the wind…
… and this couple strolling by the water
There is so much to look at in the park! But then I realized my photography was making my pace look really bad so I stopped my running app after about two thirds of a mile and started again.
This time, I ran 2 miles with minimal picture taking so my pace was a little better. I did have to stop to photograph these horses that just appeared in my way when I rounded a bend. And then, because I’ve learned to have a healthy fear of animals bigger than me, I took my time approaching them, walking by them, and even after passing them.
Chicken fried rice with purple cabbage and carrots for the refuel. Absolutely delicious and filling.
In 3 days time, over 50,000 runners will descend on this same route when they enter the last leg in Central Park, running towards the finish line of the NYC Marathon. I know the runners will be focused on finishing those last couple of miles but I hope they notice the beauty even in their peripheral vision. It’s easy to miss a blessing when you’re focused on chasing another one.
I hope you take some time to notice your blessings today.