Last week’s business trip took me to Phoenix, Arizona. When I looked up my hotel information on-line, it didn’t look like it was in a good location for running, so I mostly packed gym clothes, but I threw in one technical t-shirt just in case I had a chance to go running in Phoenix.
The day I arrived I took my own advice and asked the concierge if there were any good running routes. I was surprised when he pulled out a running map that promised to take me along a canal.
For the first 2 miles I was running along Camelback Road with a great view of these mountains.
(I had to go past the turning point to get this shot
without an office building blocking the view!)
Once I was running along the canal, the sunrise was behind me, but the sky ahead was a lovely pink and purple.
I stopped to look back, and caught this glimpse of the sun peeking up over the horizon.
I finished my run at the Starbucks across the street from my hotel, which was located in a Macy’s. I was afraid that it wouldn’t be open since Macy’s doesn’t open until 10 am, but they just had gates up inside the doors that kept people in the Starbucks area.
Have you been to a Starbucks in an unusual location?
How often do you have a chance to see the sunrise?