It’s been about 10 days since my last outdoor run. We have had usually warm temperatures over the past few days, making we want to get out there again! The snow is melting and ice is less of a concern. I think an outdoor run will happen very soon (aka as soon as my gym trial is up tomorrow).
Based on how I’ve literally had to drag myself to the gym this week I decided it doesn’t make sense for me to join. Also, I could have gotten the enrollment fee waived if I joined in January, but I wasn’t ready to commit last week. So my plan will be to transition back to outdoor running, continue to do workouts in my basement, and if we get another blizzard I will try to do a free trial at a different gym, or just skip my runs for a bit. At the same time I will continue attempting to convince Rob that we need a piece of cardio equipment…
While I am sulking over missing my outdoor runs (and trying to convince myself that treadmill running is good for me right now) it’s nice to look at pictures of what it was like when I got to run outside. It just so happens that the theme of this week’s Tuesdays on the Run is “Scenes from my run” so I will be sharing some pictures of my favorite places to run!
When I was living in the city I loved running around the Baltimore harbor. Since I have moved I have driven down there twice to run, but I really should go there more often. It’s just easier to walk outside my door and start my run without having to drive anywhere!
Now that I am in the ‘burbs my running route is rather boring. I enjoy running around a nearby lake which is kind of hilly but it’s just over a mile loop so I used it alot during my marathon training runs.
When I am feeling ambitious I will run on trails. There is a short train about 2.5 miles away but the actual trail only last a couple of miles.
The NCR trail is about a 20 minute drive away but this one is pretty flat and goes all the way to Pennsylvania! I ran on there once last summer. There were lots of other runners out but it’s an out and back so I was a little worried if something happened halfway through my run it would be a really long trek back to my car!
I also love running when I am traveling! Here are a few shots of places I have run that were memorable:
And now I am really itching to get outside! Hopefully my instagram feed will be back to pictures from outdoor runs very soon.
Where are your favorite places to run?
Are you willing to drive somewhere to run or do you prefer to just start your run from your front door?