Today's 10 mile run through Stockholm was perhaps the prettiest ever.
During the day the city is full of people. People line up on stairs, fill benches, sit on docks, and lay on grass. They are desperate to absorb some sun after the long winter. But, at six on Easter Sunday morning, I pretty much had the city to myself.
There is a running trail right outside of the back door of our hotel. I followed it along a canal until I could cross over to the next island. I ran along the water for the better part of five miles, seeing all kinds if birds, statues, gardens, and museums and then I turned around and ran five miles back. Then there was a hotel buffet breakfast waiting for me when I got back. I couldn't have asked for a better setup.
I didn't make particularly good time on this run. I stopped to take pictures and I knew I would need to be able to walk around for the rest I'd the day so I took it a little bit easy. It took me 1:51 to complete the 10 mile run.
I wore my New Balance trail
running shoes. I had some peeling skin on my old bad spots and some tiny blisters in various places but nothing painful. Maybe New Balance will work for me on longer runs if I go half a size up.
We were out and about in the city for 12 hours after the run. I couldn't wait to get to bed!
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