Photo Reflection of the Day #78: First Outside Run Map

What Is It

A map highlighting my first run outside this morning since last year.

Why It's Today's Pick

I have my first half-marathon in two weeks.  I definitely have the endurance to do it (I ran twelve miles yesterday).  However, I've done all my running inside on the treadmill.  I realized that I needed to get out and start running outside, so I forced myself out of the house at 6:00am or so to go out for a run.  The route you see above is what I did, though I originally had another route in mind.  I opted for this because it took me through downtown Salem and down to Winter Island, which is always a favorite of mine.  It was great to run outside.  Not only was the temperature pretty reasonable (30s--though running over the Beverly/Salem Bridge was rough with the wind), but I managed to get in some hills (like said bridge) which hasn't happened while running on the treadmill.  It was definitely refreshing and gave me a good start to the day.  Now, I just need to keep it up!

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