Lowes Creek is a great trail system near our home.  I typically don't go running here by myself, but it was such a beautiful day, I just could not resist.  My husband gave me a disapproving, "Well, be careful." when I left.  I think he was more worried about me getting lost, which I tend to do on these trails.  But today, I did not get lost.  That is because I cut my run short after getting bitten by a dog!  I came around a corner and to a man walking two dogs.  The trails are narrow, it was hard to get far enough away.  Even though the dogs were on leashes, one jumped up and took a quick nip at my thigh.  Lucky for me, I had my key fob in that thigh pocket and it took most of the bite.  The dog did break the skin, and gave me a nice bruise though.  I talked with the owner and made sure the dog had all his shots.  I am going to take this as a small lesson about dogs and know that I need to be more careful.  Oh, and I probably will not trail run here alone, but I will still snowshoe these trails!  

While traveling, I love going for a run in the early morning.  It gives me the opportunity to learn my surroundings on foot while enjoying new amazing places.  This weekend we drove our RV to Amana, Iowa.  We stayed at an RV Park right near the edge of town.  I choose to run the roads surrounding the park.  My run was flat and I appreciated it very much today!  Flat land surrounded by cornfields and fall colors.  Much like I assumed it would be, but even more beautiful.