The best part of running a new trail is exploring. You have the slight adrenaline rush of being lost somewhere new, but at the same time, your mind and body is alert and ready to learn about someplace new.
I realized today that life is also like that. If you run the route every day, eventually you get in a rut and stop paying attention to what’s going on around you. You become disenchanted with the run. That’s what happens with life. Everyone once and a while you need to switch things up a bit and re-alert your mind to learning something new.
This photo was taken in Switzerland along the path I would run on the weekends. It was my favorite day of the week.