Anyway, even on truly lovely days like today, sometimes it's nice to have little rewards for yourself for your accomplishments. My goal/reward today was to make it to a gorgeous spot on the river not too far from my house. I had already run most of my run by this point, so it was nice to be able to stop and take a couple of pictures before heading up the crazy steep hill to get out of the river basin (see the huge dip before the steep climb at mile 5.2... that's where this picture was taken).
I know to some of you stopping to take a picture might not seem like a huge reward, but this is a nice serene spot with almost zero traffic since it is a residential street. A great place to stop and just spend a Zen moment... besides, rewarding myself with a giant pizza and hot fudge sundae when I get home just seems a little counter productive!
I hope everyone has a great week and is able to get out there, do a little running, and find a nice (appropriate) reward for your accomplishment!