This morning started dark and early at the Memorial bridge in Clearwater for a nice run over the causeway. I enjoy running around my neighborhood during the week, but Sunday is probably my favorite because I have the time to take my run somewhere else. After finally making it back to the bridge three weeks ago, it has become our go-to spot on Sunday mornings before most of the world is awake.
There is something about running before the sun comes up over the water. Running over a bridge that used to intimidate the heck out of you. To run over it and feel strong and like you own it. Every week is different, some are slower than others, sometimes you wonder if the bridge grew taller since the last time you ran it, and sometimes you feel like a rock star.
I don’t listen to music when I run over the bridge. I used to need the distraction of music when I was running. Not any more. It’s just me, my breath, my thoughts, and the clarity that I have when I am running. Who needs music and distraction when you have this kind of view?
Since starting back at the bridge on Sundays, I’ve had to fight to get back over the bridge the second time. The first time hasn’t been hard, but running back over it has gotten the best of me and I’ve had to walk part of it. But not today. Today I ran over it both ways. That bridge will not get the best of me.
Not my best time, but still one to be proud of. Average pace of 11:10 with bridges and stopping twice for a couple pictures. I’ll take it. With every run over that bridge, I will get stronger. I will.
Sunday run day is my favorite.
What is your favorite day to run? Do you have a favorite spot to run?