One thing I've noticed while running outside is the myriad of smells that I encounter. I first noticed that running has smells on one of my first long run outdoors.
It was such a beautiful day that many people were out on the trails of kingwood running, walking, bike riding, skateboarding, roller blading...you get the point. I was about half way through my 10 mile run, when someone walked past me going in the opposite direction...for about five of my steps, I could smell their laundry detergent.
I don't know why, but I though it was funny. There was a trail of their smell following behind them...after this I began to sniff all people I encountered...I could smell cologne, hairspray, fabric softener, cigarettes. then I began to notice, car exhaust, mulch, rotting animals on the side of the road, sonic, burger king, cut grass, bayou, all smells good and bad.
Then I began to wonder as I hit mile nine, what smell was I leaving behind. I'm sure it was not a good one, and now I am ever self conscience of what smells linger from me. As if I didn't already have enough to worry about on this crazy adventure...