I went for a run this morning. my neighborhood was bright and clean with the scent of wetness from yesterday's storm evaporating in the sun. this is why I live in virginia.
on the way back, I was a little high on endorphins and oxygen. I spied a turtle who just successfully crossed the road. he seemed so proud of himself for not being annihilated by a passing car, I swear he smiled at me. I smiled back with a cheerful greeting, "good morning mr. turtle!".
with earbuds in place, I was somewhat oblivious to my surroundings. within seconds a running group passed me from behind, barely containing their laughter. I'm still blushing.