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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New surroundings: pros and cons


It is a beautiful place! 

It's like a city placed in nature, instead of the other way around. Whenever I walk around I feel like an animal will jump out. Sadly, there's always some form of roadkill in the street.

The hubby saw some deer last week and there's always rabbits or something hopping about. There's a lake behind my mom's house so we're in constant view of ducks, geese, turtles and fish. 

We're only on the 3rd week so I don't know the "ins and outs" yet. Like where the good trails and paths are to walk around. It'll take some investigating but I'm excited about it! Plus, there are tons of running groups, events, and mini races (5Ks) around for me to get involved in.


The negatives are ALL related to running, unfortunately. 

  • I have to adjust to running on asphalt
  • I have to do interval training next week and have no idea where to go! (More on that later)
  • I need a static bike
  • I need a mat to do my weight training on (my mother has carpet! EEEEW!)
  • I have to find a gym/get my membership to the gym here figured out
  • I need a car but I don't have a license. Hence, no way to get to all the cool running groups and events. It's sad, but before you judge let me just say it's because of circumstances. I never took driver's ed in high school. I then went to college for four years and never needed to drive. I'm from a big city (Boston) where public transportation is fabulous. So I never needed a license. When I graduated from college I went immediately abroad where I lived for 4 years. So, I never needed a license. Now I'm in the wilderness that is North Carolina and I need not only a license, but a car! Go figure.

Anyway, I keep telling myself that it hasn't even been a month yet. I know, I know. But when you're focused on something and then it gets interrupted...it stinks. Things will work themselves out but I'm impatient and hoping it isn't a detriment to my training.


  1. Beautiful Scenery!!! Something about running around water (and mountains!!) is so serene!

    Sorry your foot is still being a pain!

    I think it's pretty great you don't have your license...if I didn't live so far out from everything, I wouldn't have a need for mine (and sometimes wish I didn't have to rely on driving). Drivers Ed is pretty straight forward, I am sure you'll be cruis'n in no time!

  2. You think it's great I don't have my license????!!! Well, that is definitely the first time I've heard that. lol. Makes me feel better though. I'm a person who likes to walk or take public transport. I HATE having to depend on cars too. Such is life. Plus, no one can drive in NC! I just need to take the test and get it over with. I'm on the path. :)