The purpose of the non-race is to run for the love of running. So I won't include any splits because that doesn't matter, just photos that I took along the way!
I started from my house and ran about .8 mile to the acequia. What's an acequia? Essentially this is a diversion channel with water from the Rio Grande that is used for irrigation. It's a nice path for running because the surface is dirt and most of it is lined by trees. Here's a photo that I snapped when I got to the acequia. Doesn't it look peaceful?
I stopped after another mile or so to take another photo. Doesn't look too different from the first one, but gives a good idea what it's like running through here.
This photo is not too exciting, it's from my turn point. Shortly after crossing over to the other side for the route back, I saw ducks in the water. That would have made a better photo. Oh well.
One of the yards along the ditch housed a pair of cows.
Another had horses and a goat
Near the end, I had to run in an area that wasn't tree lined. It was getting hot, so I didn't like that sunny part very much. I stopped momentarily to take a photo of my shadow:
Thank you, James, for hosting the virtual non-race. I had a wonderful stress-free 10K run this morning. Hope you enjoyed "coming along with me."