I'm still visiting family in the midwest, hence the lack of posting. It's been wall-to-wall visits with the family with a little bit of shopping thrown in for good measure.
Sunday morning I got out for an 8 mile run. It was pretty nice and flat, a very pleasant change from the hills of New Hampshire. The route my aunt recommended had me running through a lot of residential neighborhoods and then on the bike path along the highway which afforded a great view of the Omaha skyline.
Although I know better, I have been surprised at the number of friendly greetings I've received while running here. In England, I hardly ever get any kind of acknowledgment from other runners, let alone anyone else. I thought it was me at first, but then I realized that the English are just very reserved.
Every person I came across on my Sunday run had a cheery hello or a happy smile to throw my way. For a minute I wondered if the town pumped something into the water to make everyone this pleasant, but I guess it's just an American thing. Whatever it can be attributed to, it was a rather nice experience.
This morning I was supposed to get in a 6 mile run, but that was thwarted when an energetic 2-year old jumped on my bed at the buttcrack of dawn and demanded my undivided attention. Ah, family.
Hope you all are having a good week so far. I'll catch up with you later.