The end of the week. Simple pleasures in life can present themselves in many forms. The way a good pairs of shoes fit just right or when fixing something, when a guess turns out right. Running brings with it simple pleasures. This run primarily stays in Golden Gate Park, a park many probably take for granted but contain more than its fair share of simple pleasures. Along the way I passed the tulips that are in bloom under the windmill. The mighty bison grazing at dusk in a place you would least expect. Dog owners enjoying a nice walk with the pet. I often wonder if dog owners would get as much exercise if they did not own a dog. The sound of the ocean before you can see it. The funky tree along the trail that is shaped like a giant "U". The smell of Indian food as I enter back into the neighborhood. Running. Golden Gate Park. Simple. Pleasure.
You may not know, Golden Gate Park is larger than Central Park in NYC by roughly 170 acres and is the third most visited park in the U.S., number one being Central Park followed by Lincoln Park in Chicago.
This run is just over 8 miles (13.3km) and since it is in the Park there are plenty of water fountains all over.