The original plan was to go to Sugar Hollow and run the same loop that I ran two weeks ago. I’m a creature of habit.
Don’t worry, I wasn’t planning to write about it.
But I got turned around.
I decided to drive up to Shenandoah National Park and do an out and back on the AT instead. I stopped at Mudhouse in Crozet for second breakfast (I’d had a bowl of cereal at 5, and it was now going to be 8 by the time I started my run).
I headed out in the foggy mist.
The trail was muddy and slippery (and a bit of a river in places).
I hadn’t run far before I happened upon this pretty girl.
She went back to her breakfast, but kept her eyes on me.
Does anybody know what kind of flowers these are?
I ran through a field full of them and they smelled wonderful.
From The Terrible & Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal.
If you haven’t read the whole thing, you should.