Let’s Get Fit: Small Victories

Saturday Morning Tow Path Run
Saturday Morning Tow Path Run

This might not seem like a big deal to you, but I ran somewhere new.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had developed a running routine. The good thing is that I run consistently, the bad thing is it’s consistently the same route and the same distance. Why is it so hard to do something new? I’ve been meaning to go running along the canal in nearby Reigelsville, PA for over a year, but I could never seem to get there.

Well, I finally did Saturday. I skipped yoga (I know, gasp! But there was a sub) and drove to this cute little town not far from my house. It was so quiet and peaceful along this stretch of the Delaware river. I ran for 45 minutes—half the time north then turned around ran the other half south.

While I was running I thought about many things:

  • What’s 45 divided by 2?
  • When I was little I thought it was a “Toe Path” because you walked on it.
  • How did they come up with the idea of pulling boats up a canal with mules?
  • Do you have to have a mule on either side of the canal?
  • How long ago did they stop using the canal?
  • What should I eat for breakfast?
  • How fast am I going?
  • Why is it so cold in April?

I passed 3 people the whole time.

It wasn’t until after the 30 minute mark that I started to feel good and really wanted to run fast. All this time I’d been doing 30 minutes runs and missing out!

And when I was done I stumbled upon a really cool little cafe: The Fig Tree. I got an everything bagel with cream cheese and lox and a Homestead Coffee Roasters coffee. You should check it out if you’re ever in Reigelsville.

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