Chariots of Fire (a great inspirational running movie, then I laced up and went out the door.
My goal was simple: a slow but steady pace to ensure I enjoyed myself.
My route was a little new: the Bell Road loop with a two-mile walking interlude on Cherry Grove road, a place I've never run, walked, or driven before. The walk was another way to extend my time outside.
While the run was fantastic, the walk was even better. Cherry Grove has some clearings that provide gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's also a quiet road, perhaps because it's private and not publicly maintained.