I try to create lofty and inspirational goals and New Year’s resolutions, but in actuality, I should focus on the more mundane.
Like really getting the “right” and “left” thing worked out. And buttonholes. But first and foremost, right and left.
On this 11th day of Janathon, I attempted a LSR around downtown Phoenix. I riffed a bit on yesterday’s 5 miler, which took me Northeast of the city. I found a route on Map My Run, uploaded it to my phone, and set off.
Northeast: this was good! A quick turn down a little side street brought me to that artsy part of town that I’m always interested in finding. This was a graffiti gem.
I loved how the apartment building was painted. And when I happened upon the neighborhood with all the century old Victorians, I wondered how long it took the first pioneers to realize that Victorians are the go-to architecture of the desert.
At this point I should have turned left again and headed back towards town. Instead, I went right, crossed some railroad tracks and ended up right in sketchville. Vast empty lots. No traffic. Loose dogs growling and running. The dogs freaked me out a bit. No photos here. I was running with focus.
Finally, hotel sweet hotel. Tomorrow I’m staying put. Time for some hotel room yoga.