The topic for this weeks Tuesday’s on the Run link up is to show my readers where I run!
You may be surprised to know that I’ve been running at the same few running spots for over a year now and I still enjoy running at those same locations every time I lace up.
During the week I tend to run in the county parks. I live off a major road and in an apartment complex, needless to say I am limited to my immediate area running options. Thankfully I have two county parks within 10-15 minutes driving time from me. Both parks are absolutely gorgeous, with a plethora of shade and at least three water fountains, and have a fitness trail to help with the distance markers. Some snapshots of the parks I run in:
When I am training for long distance, anything over 5 miles I will drive about 20 minutes south to an city many may know of called St. Petersburg. There is an extended running trail right along the waterfront of Tampa Bay and the views of the sunrise are absolutely breathtaking. With the trail I am able to run out about 6-7 miles, give or take a mile or so weaving in and out of a neighborhood or on the local university, and then I can run 6 miles back to my car. What I love most about this area is not just the scenery but the fact that the route has me run out and back, rather than running loops. I know this could turn some people off and everyone has varying views, its more encouraging for me to run out because I know no matter what I have to get back to my car somehow, someway. This is a big fitness area for many locals near and far. You can find a water stop and/or restroom about every mile and a half to two. Some snapshots I captured on some of my longer runs:
With views like these how could one not enjoy lacing up and going for a run?
Where do you run?
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12 thoughts on “My Running Scenes”
Oh, i love those views! My link up post is here: http://got2run4me.com/2013/08/02/where-i-run-mount-vernon-trail/
Thank you! 🙂
Wow you have some beautiful places to run!! Those palm trees…paradise!
Thanks Janelle! 🙂
Wow these are such gorgeous pictures! I can understand why you love running there so much. With views like that I would run every day 🙂
Thank you Gretchen! Running in an area with such scenic views really captures your attention and makes you forget about what you are doing or how many you’ve gone or still have left 🙂
If I lived near an ocean I would definitely make an effort to run there! One of my favorite places to run. Except I don’t live anywhere near an ocean.
Sorry to hear that, but I’m sure when the opportunities arise for it, it is a wonderful run!
Running along the water is so peaceful. I used to live near a beach and that was always my favorite spot to run.
I agree, it is very calm and serene.
Wow, what lovely photos! I adore running along bodies of water and St Pete is a beautiful place. Thanks for linking up!
Thank you! 🙂