Yesterday was a perfect day for a run, my parents were out of town so I have been taking my dad's dog Roscoe running with Cola and I as well. Can you tell they are the same breed of dog? Cola is taller and lankier, but other than that they could be brothers!
I followed my winter running plan of not having a route in mind and we took off up into the hills. We eventually came to a field and I decided to run along the edge of it for awhile and it became a run interrupted while we (okay I, the dogs could have cared less) checked out an old junk pile and what must be the remains of an old house.
There were all sorts of cool finds, like this old door handle.
and this iron bed frame may have been one of my favorite things out there, just leaning against this huge old log. Seems kind of sad.
A little further down the hill I started finding bits of broken glass and bottles. The little bits of china and crystal ware and tea cups seemed to speak of dreams that someone had once and were now long forgotten in this lonely hillside.
I am toying with going back and getting the prettier bits of broken glass and trying my hand at making some kind of a mosiac with them. Maybe it will end up as a Pinterest fail.
With a half marathon in roughly 14 weeks I am starting to think about a running plan again and speed work. I think all the hills I have been running lately are pretty good training. I have been working on strength training doing a 20-24 minute HIIT workout with weights 3-4 mornings a week for the past three weeks.
I did carry back 4 treasures yesterday.. carried them for 5 miles while running! Three of the bottles are pretty cool and I can't help but think the one on the far right looks a bit like a small ketchup bottle.
What is something you have found on a run that made you take pause and explore for a bit?
Just for fun I am linking up with Patty, Erika, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the run.
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