Sometimes you need to just slow down and enjoy the view

North County Trail - Snowy Run

It’s been hard to stick to my marathon training schedule these past 2 weeks. The hubby, dog and I have been traveling between Ithaca and Westchester, NY. Both places got quite a bit of snow and bouts of 0*F weather. To cope we used tons of gym guest passes and tried to brave the freezing weather for shorter runs.

Today I decided to ignore the pace on my Garmin watch and just let my feet guide me. I put on Florence + The Machine‘s album Ceremonial and slowed down. The trails were covered in snow and empty. For 6 of the 8 miles, it was just me, my thoughts, my breaths, my footsteps and this beautiful world I’m blessed to witness. It made for quite the “zen run”.

If anyone is ever in Westchester, NY I highly recommend the North County Trailway:   A paved, multi-use path that spans north through the heart of Westchester for 22.1 miles to the Putnam County border.

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