A Collage of Scents

March 30, 2012 — Leave a comment

On any given day, there are various sights and smells that I encounter while running.  I experienced the “Collage of Scents” above on my run this morning.  Most are self explanatory; but, clockwise from the upper left:

  • It never fails, someone is either standing on their porch or driving by (like this morning), aaaand I get a whiff.  Not knocking smokers, just don’t particularly like inhaling smoke while I’m huffin’ and a puffin’
  • “Spare the Air” days or not, I smell at least two to three of these every morning without fail.
  • Friday is garbage day…  ADDED BONUS: Sometimes I even get a whiff of a garbage truck too!!
  • It’s spring and Jasmine’s in the air!  Along with a bunch other blooms that are enjoyable AND tough on allergies.
  • My 5-mile route goes by a donut shop.  I’ve yet to stop in.  One day I will.
  • If you have a dog, you know probably what this if for.  A few houses in my neighborhood have dogs and don’t…  I can only imagine what the smell would be like without the benefit of a 6-foot tall vapor barrier/fence.
  • Quite a few people dry their laundry at 0430 in my neighborhood.  Fortuitously, sometimes this scent counteracts the garbage day or pooperscooperless-household scents.
  • Even with California’s emissions control program, I get this.  Oh wait, it’s a diesel.  It’s safe for the environment and my lungs!
  • This one’s is a tough one to be critical about.  It mostly results in jealous thoughts, a stomach growl, and possibly a faster pace to leave the area quicker.

Have a great weekend!


Training Journal – 3/30/12:

  • Current plan: 10-Miler Training
  • Today’s session: 5 mile easy run @ 9:40
  • Comments: Nice morning!  5.24 @8:53
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