Yesterday, I checked out the map for the area where I'm staying and found what I thought would be a nice route to run. I had no clue how far it would be or how long it would take me to get everywhere. There were a lot of walking paths that intersected and deviated from each other so I knew it was going to be interesting.
This morning I got ready for my run and rechecked my map. Again, I knew it was going to somewhat of a challenge to stay on a route. After all, this is a new area for me. So I figured out a few landmarks from the map and decided that it was time to get lost.
Ok, I didn't get lost in the conventional sense of the word. I knew where I was, sorta, and I was able to find my way back to my room. All in all, it was a great run. It ended up being just over 5 miles and I got to explore the area where I'm staying which was fun.
In my opinion, one of the great things about running is that you can just go off and get lost on a run. You can stop thinking about life and where you are and just let loose. You never know what you might stumble upon or what great routes you might find. On today's run I found a route I'm going to try tomorrow morning and I'll admit I'm anxious to get out there and explore again. As for the things I stumbled upon... check out this cute gazebo they had, but it was designed like a carousel: