Where do you run? What do you see? That’s today’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run (or maybe you wrote about that last week and are talking about your spring race plans. That’s cool too.)
As you know, I live near Washington DC. This means that some of my runs look like this:
Or very occasionally this:
And once, just once, it looked like this:
But let’s be real here. I generally run fairly close to home. It’s easier and doesn’t waste time. So here are some pictures from my unplanned 7.3 mile run yesterday (I love when a run feels so good you just keep going and going. I was channeling my inner Forrest Gump!)
The one unpaved piece of my route:
The dirty snow piles filling one of the parks…
More dirty snow – will it ever melt? It’s taller than me!
And the neighborhood is changing (this house is being demolished and will likely be replaced by something that costs over a million. And it won’t be that big…)
There are many beautiful places to run in the DC area. I don’t usually run them, especially during the winter when I want to stay near home.
But ugly views or not, yesterday’s run was awesome. It just felt like a good solid 7.3 mile run – the longest run I’ve done since Marine Corps Marathon at the end of October! I wonder if I’ll be sore tomorrow???
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21 thoughts on “TOTR: Scenes from my run”
LOVE the photo of the 2 guys. Seeing that was a great way to start my day 🙂
Looks like the roads are all cleared for you. Don’t you just love perfect runs ?
Of all my scenes, none have included shirtless men????
I live in NJ so have been looking at the ugly snow piles too. We’re supposed to get more snow today and tomorrow though so these snow piles aren’t going any time soon!
Glad to hear you had an awesome run yesterday!
I had to stop for a moment as I was scrolling down your post. I think I have the vapors.
Anyway, running has allowed me to finally appreciate my adopted state of Michigan. It was great fun getting to look through so many photos shot during runs, especially those I shot while trail running (a newfound love).
I did a run like that Sunday, also my longest run since November. The only thing sore was my ankles — what’s up with that? And it was pretty flat! But a good pace for me.
If I lived that close to DC I’d definitely make the effort to run there! I used to love walking all over it way back that one year I lived in MD.
The army does some time trials on one of the paths I run routinely — but I’ve never seen shirtless, buff army guys like that! Who doesn’t love a little eye candy?
“I just felt like running.” I love those runs, but ultimately have to cut them short when using a schedule. My run two weekends ago was like that, and I would’ve loved to get to 3 miles, but my schedule had 2.5. Ok, I’ll be good :-/
What great scenery when you can get to enjoy it rather than run closer to home!
I love how some parts of your run are green and others are….gray? That dirty snow is nasty! I had some nice views on my run on Sunday – got to run by the ocean which is a treat for me.
Definitely some good eye candy all around! 🙂
It must be amazing to have some great running routes by some iconic places so close by. I understand wanting to run closer to home in the winter though when the daylight hours are shorter!
I would run that route too If those guys were there:) I always run close to home. Like you said it’s just easier and I don’t have to drive anywhere to run.
Nice job on your run! You’ll definitely be sore… 🙂 I speak from experience because this totally just happened to me. But SO WORTH IT.
Wait I’d really like to know where those 2 hot guys run? Somehow I never see anything like that on my runs 🙂
I’m still stuck on that picture of the two guys. Scrolling back as we speak…
I’ve got lots of that dirty snow on my routes these days too. Spring will be here soon, right? 🙂
Haha! Love thee pic with the guys… and the puppy of course! Talk about motivation! lol
ahhh when I spied the shirtless men on the book of the face I was DYING TO KNOW if you ran around a fire department.
I might do 🙂
I agree with you. I run right outside my door because it wastes much less precious time. It also gives me a sense of comfort to run in my neighborhood. Congrats on an awesome 7.3 mile run!
Talk about eye candy right there right along with the mound of dirty snow, eeeewwww! I do love to see where people run! What a great topic, Erika!
I think the forth picture from the top has the most relaxing view. 😉