The beauty of running outdoors year-round, is watching the seasons morph your familiar paths into seasonally altered versions of themselves. The sun is heavier in the fall sky and illuminates certain landmarks while dripping others in shade.
I am only interested in running as long as it is interesting to me. Along my runs, I try to capture any beauty I see, feel present in the moment and fully immerse myself in my surroundings. By observing the view, I forget that I am running sometimes. Although this may sound counteractive to the training plan, forgetting that I am running helps me to run longer distances without losing interest. Many runners struggle against boredom during running. Losing myself in the surroundings is is one of my ways to prevent that boredom while attempting to relax and savoring a stress-relieving experience.
My Halloween run captured the beauty of an early afternoon sinking sun over the Hudson River. I thought the sterile skyline juxtaposed against warm fall colors was a striking visual and had to share!