Friday, July 1, 2016

Four Hundred Eighty-Two

July 1, 2016
7.49 Miles in 1:14:43
Mood: New corners of the world, rabbits, and a fresh coat of paint.
Soundtrack: 99% Invisible / The Allusionist / The Avett Brothers "Emotionalism"

Last night I attended my son's baseball game at a park that I was completely unaware of it's existence. As I got up this morning, I figured it might be within running distance, so I decided to try and get there. I ended up taking a route on a ton of streets that I have never tried before, and had the unusual experience of feeling like I was exploring new places on a run that began at my home. This hardly ever happens, as I have explored most of the areas that are within a reasonable distance from home, but every now and then I find a new little nook and get to see a few new things, so that was a wonderful surprise today.

I think I may have also set a new record for bunnies seen on a run. I would not be surprised if the number of rabbits I encountered this morning made it's way into triple digits. So many bunnies running everywhere. In streets, in parks, in yards, I even saw a cute little dog chasing one out of it's yard. So many rabbits.

Finally, today's photo comes from a landmark that I like to call the smurf angel. I haven't posted anything about it since post 13, but it's something I see on a very regular basis, and I notice today that it appears she has been given a fresh coat of blue paint. She was starting to look super faded, so it was about time she got a fresh coat. I don't think I'll ever understand why the person who lives on this corner thinks that royal blue is the appropriate color, but without that distinctive shade, she wouldn't be the smurf angel, so I'm for it.

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