Wednesday, November 20, 2013


November 20, 2013
7.39 Miles in 1:06:53
Mood: Trying to cram in a run on the last nice day for awhile
Soundtrack: Snap Judgement / Avett Brothers "I and Love and You"

Do I know these people? Nope. Still, I was standing on their lawn taking a picture of their Broncos flag because I liked it. An unexpected side effect of this blog is that I find myself always trying to find new places to run, and that exploring leads me to new areas that I've never seen. This flagged house was on a lovely middle-class residential street which I found charming. I have never realized until lately how many people have flags hanging from their houses. I find A LOT of them on my runs.

As I was running, I was listening to a podcast from Snap Judgement about The Great Outdoors. In it, they interviewed a woman who lived with her husband in remote Alaska for over 10 years, miles and miles from any other people, just living off the land. She said something that I found interesting, "I never found being alone lonely...Being lonely is being in a group of people that don't need or want you there." I find this true. I've only run with someone else on a handful of occasions. I've enjoyed it, but there is also something nice about being alone on a run that is freeing. It's not lonely, it's a great place to find out about yourself. I dig it. comes the map.

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