*it is a great way to de-stress after being in the house with 2 toddlers and going through the witching hours before and after dinner
*it's great to see everyone's x-mas lights up and it's much more enjoyable to look at in the dark
*i can do speed window shopping as i run through watters creek...you know check out the new trends, what's on sale
*sometimes the sidewalk ends! not such a problem during daylight hours when i can see where i'm running on the grass or dirt path, but a bit harder when it's dark. maybe i should use tim's headlamp. but, why does it even stop when it just starts back up about 20 feet ahead???
*drivers DO NOT give pedestrians the right of way. everyone is in way too much of a hurry. so, i let them go seeing as i'd like to not get hit.
*compared to running in the morning, when nothing is open, the smells of food coming from the restaurants and homes is totally unfair. especially when you haven't eaten dinner and it's waiting for you at home!
*you can TOTALLY see into people's homes!! i saw a man using a computer in his bedroom, lots of people preparing and eating dinner in their kitchens, and some other stuff i care not to mention
*best of all...it's nice to just be by myself with my own tunes for a short time in my day. and, i feel so refreshed when i walk in the door and ella comes running to me with her arms open for a hug, avery says hi mommy and tim tells me they had a "throwing" in the air contest while i was gone. these 3 make me a better person!