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Sunday, October 21, 2007

A spoiled run

Day 45 - October 21, 2007

Today was another amazing fall day. One of those rare days when there is absolutely zero pollution or humidity to degrade visibility. One of those days when you feel like you could count every leaf on a tree half way up the mountain. There was a cool fall breeze that released a continuous shower of color that rained down on the once verdant landscape. Each quiet stream crossing brought a kaleidoscope of color reflected in the mirror like surface. Days like today, I feel very fortunate to have the ability to get out and enjoy them.

And it is days like today that make me wonder how people can be so thoughtless and disgusting. I've grown accustom to seeing the random drink bottle or fast food meal bag littering the ditches along every road in the area. But today, there were not one, but two full kitchen sized garbage bags - one on the side of the road, and one right in the middle of traffic. I will never understand the selfish attitude that some use to justify their actions. I feel sorry for people, so inconsiderate that they can not appreciate the beauty around them. For you to be so sad that dumping trash on the roads that you travel everyday, has no affect on you, is pitiful.

Maybe if these same people, got outside and slowed down for 20 minutes a day, they could appreciate how beautiful this area is. Maybe they need a running streak or a walking streak. Maybe then, they'd realize how foul it is to mindlessly toss out their trash. I guess though that laziness rules these people's lives.

Day: 45 .....Time/Date: 12:15 PM 10/21/2007 .....Weather: Sunny, Breezy, 72F
Run: Amicus - Celt .....Miles: 7.5..... Time: 55:06 .....Pace: 7:21 min/mile
Miles to Date: 174.7 .....Total Running Time: 21:47:29

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