When it comes to the daily run, you can’t beat the loop from home. The familiar miles are easy on the mind and body. Yes, our runs can take us all over the world and new roads and trails make for adventure, but there is a place for the loop we call our own that give us a feeling of safety, stability, and ownership. Watching the trees change color in fall, the same trees we watched as they launched their first green haze of buds in the spring is like running with old friends. As we round the corner for home, the front door makes for the perfect finish line.
Peace, love and running,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who struggled through my home loop today, thankful that the route, in some strange way, seemed to cheer me on.