What Did You See on Your Run?

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Twenty-five days and 5,9217.7 miles later, my cross-country street journey is now full, and I’m again to writing to you from my eating room desk in New Jersey. Driving to and from California with my canine, I logged a variety of hours behind the wheel however made loads of photo-worthy stops: I rode a shuttle to the highest of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, ate BBQ in Kansas City, walked on the Badwater Basin in Death Valley and hugged Donald Duck.

I additionally ran in a number of spots alongside the way in which, and after I noticed one thing out of the extraordinary, I posted an image of it to my Instagram and Twitter accounts utilizing the #seenomyrun hashtag.

I haven’t been capable of pinpoint when the hashtag turned a factor, however I’ve been utilizing it for at the very least 4 years. It’s a technique to showcase cool issues I see after I run at residence, but in addition to share what I see as a operating vacationer. Examples from this journey: a creepy trying Bob’s Big Boy in Lancaster, Ohio; a shuttlecock on the garden of the Nelson-Atkinson Museum of Art in Kansas City; a dinosaur utilizing a bone as a cane at a mini golf course in Topeka, Kan.; and probably the most lovely canine park I’ve ever seen in Durango, Colo. (sure, that’s my canine within the image).

Running on trip could be powerful work, particularly in case you’re driving 5 to 12 hours a day, as I did. But I attempted to slot in some train each different day, and to see if I may discover one thing that is perhaps mundane to the oldsters who dwell there, however particular to me.

I don’t have any arduous and quick guidelines about taking pictures on a run, besides to ensure that I’m in a secure spot to cease (i.e., don’t cease in the course of the street, and don’t hinder different runners who could also be out that day). If I prefer it, I cease, take an image and transfer on. I additionally gained’t cease if I’m doing any sort of speedwork as a result of that defeats the purpose of the speedwork, however I didn’t do any of that on my journey.

What have you ever #seenonyourrun? Let me know — I’m on Twitter @byjenamiller.

My runs on the street weren’t severe — extra like “lollygagging,” as my kindergarten trainer Sister Damien would name it. That adjustments now that I’m again and coaching for the New York City Marathon begins. Anyone else simply beginning? Let me know.

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Run Well!

— Jen

Jen A. Miller is the creator of “Running: A Love Story.”

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