I was hustling to get a run in before nightfall – my usual loop has a couple of kilometers that are uneven farm track, stony and rutted, perfect for the occasional sprained ankle due to inattentiveness.
So I run, eyes on the rutted road just a few strides ahead, avoiding the rocks and grooves misplaced by tractors, rain and horses.
Why pick this loop? Because when I lift my eyes, I get these views.
And if I run just a little later than is safe for my ankles, I’m rewarded every so often with splendid sunsets.
And then my ankles aren’t in danger. Because I stop, pause my stopwatch, and take pictures.
Not great for my running time, but there are other benefits to running besides the physical.
For a growing collection of skies, mine and others, I invite you to visit my new collaborative blog – FavoriteSkies.com, and to share your own favorite skies.