Friday, October 07, 2011

Tour de Skowhegan

Today was a long day, consisting of a day trip up to Skowhegan to attend a teachers' conference. Afterwards, I changed clothes and went for a run before I drove home.

I had never been to Skowhegan before, so I looked forward to exploring the downtown area on foot. As just about every runner knows, running is undoubtably the best way to check a new place out. Most of your senses are engaged... you feel the uneven stretches of pavement under your feet, see buildings and trees up close, smell the pies that must have just come out of the oven at the bakery, and best of all, have more freedom to check things out close-up. See a park coming up? Run on in and see what's there. Where does that street go? One way to find out. Cool, a river! Cross the bridge and check out the water below. It's always a fun little adventure, and one of the many things I love about running.

Ran 5.1 miles @ 8:23/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Moderately hilly.
Upper 50s, sunny.
Saucony Kinvara, shorts, long sleeved shirt.

1 comment:

vja said...

Sorry I missed running Thorncrag with you, but your Skowhegan tour sounds like it was a great way to cap off your day and learn a new town.