Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blog My Run Challenge


One of Amy's blog posts was the Blog Your Run Challenge.  The challenge came  from Diane.  I enjoyed her post and decided to do it myself.  I have split this into two parts.  The first part is my most usual run, an out and back 6 miler that is easy to add miles onto.  The second part is two miles out and back from my house that we sometimes tack onto a run to make it longer. So here goes:

Part 1

As I leave my house I see a small hill across from my house.  This is not the prettiest time of year but it is quite a lovely sight.



I go by many bridges. This one is closest to my house. When we had the "Big Flood" that washed away several bridges and roads, water was lapping the driving lane on this one.


I see the river all along my run. I see it like this, with the water racing after a storm, frozen solid in the winter and almost empty during a drought but it never fails to hold my interest.



The highest mountain near our house, one of the top five in Vermont.  It is a great mountain to hike as well as to simply gaze upon in all it's spendour!




I also run by many cemeteries, this being one of the nicer ones. 


Another view of the same mountain, the library and  a cemetery up on the hill


This is not something I see every day -  a cat climbing on a slate roof!


Our town center and the next bridge I pass


One of the most important places I pass.  A door you are thinking? But.......it is the door to the local church where there is always a clean bathroom available and a friendly pastor who doesn't care that you don't go to church there, but welcomes you to use the facilities anyways!!! 


On another bridge looking at the river


If you run straight you will run right up this mountain now.  This road gets closed in the winter a few miles further because it is impassable.  





The river


Just before I am back home........the HILL






Back home with the cat to greet me


Part 2
These pictures were taken a few days later than the previous pics.  But they were taken after our recent snowstorm where we got more than a foot of snow.


Okay now I am running in the opposite direction from my house.  This is the same mountain, different view.


A typical Vermont farm with mountains in the back, very picturesque


Our neighbor's draft horses, there are 3 in this field but only two made the picture


This is my favorite tree I run by.  It just does something for me, no matter the season.


Another cemetery


I love this field, the picture doesn't even begin to do it justice. In the summer there are often cows grazing there and I've often felt these cows are in one of the nicest spots around.

So that's my run!  Maybe I'll do it again in another season.  





27 comments:

Steel Springs said...

Beautiful! I love the mountains and the river.

Anne said...

What beautiful scenery you run in...great idea :)

Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I would love to run your running route!! Keep the pictures coming:) Wow, you were even welcomed home by the cat...it doesn't get any better than that!

Amy said...

Wow, great pictures! You are lucky to have such a beautiful, natural environment to run in.

Amy said...

PS: thanks for your comment on my book blog! I'd be honored if you followed it, so I added the followers button to the blog...be my guest!

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures! I would really enjoy that run. Do you farm at all? We're going to attempt a self sustaining farm when we retire in a few more years, so I was just curious.

Marlene said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing... looks like a great route!

Teamarcia said...

Vermont is gorgeous. It's been too long since I've visited. Need to fix that soon!

Diane said...

Hello! Thank you for posting your beautiful pictures and for taking part in the "BLOG MY RUN" challenge! I have never been to your part of the U.S. and thoroughly enjoyed seeing what a lovely part of the country it is. I imagine it must be outrageously beautiful in the Fall there too, when all the leave are turning. What an inspiration to run in such a lovely setting each and every time you go out.

I am keeping track of everyone's posts and am linking them up to one entry which I will post in a couple of weeks. I want to be sure that everyone has a chance to look at each other's entries. It really is fascinating to me to see running routes from all over the world.

Thanks again for participating and enjoy another great day of running :)

Jocelyn said...

Its official...I want to run with you. What a pretty run you have! totally jealous :)

Johann said...

I like the "Blog My Run" idea. That's a lovely route. You are very lucky. That tree looks special. Thanks for sharing!

misszippy said...

Vermont is so beautiful! Love that door--priceless!

Suzy said...

You certainly run in a beautiful area! Thanks for posting the pictures.

I Run for Fun said...

Wow! What a spectacular running route! Simply gorgeous! Can I come live with you?

Ewa said...

Beautiful. I would love to see the same pictures as the seasons change.
Now I worry if that kitty got off the roof.

Jill said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Thanks for sharing them. That cat looks exactly like my little cat, Patrick. Hum....wonder if he went on a road trip recently. Ha. Have a great weekend!

Katie A. said...

Wow you live in a really pretty part! It reminds me just how different the West Coast is from the East Coast! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see what the summer looks like! I think I may have to do this on my blog :)

Monica said...

I'm speechless at your GORGEOUS run!! I know you don't take your beautiful state for granted! Thank you so much for sharing your run through pictures!

Molly said...

wow, you have so much to check out on your run! Great photos!

Good luck on Sunday....this is my first 10 miler, but I've done 15k's before, as well as a half. Enjoy the race!

LookingUpAgain said...

I envy your beautiful scenery! You live in a gorgeous area of our country!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I'd love to run by a river like that! Good luck at the race! I hope it's pain-free!

lindsay said...

love your running route! beautiful pics. love that the church bathroom is always available :)

Meg said...

How fun is your run!? It is so different from when I live. I especially love the friendly pastor and the church door. Have a nice race, can't wait to hear about it!

Lindsay said...

So pretty what a fun route to run :) LOVE IT!

HappyTrails said...

Great pictures on your run - that looks like some good running routes! Glad you found the Summer Roundup - if you end up doing that one, you will enjoy it.

Meg said...

I wish I could listen to the rap you mentioned...kids are so creative and talented, regardless of their grade or age!

Keri said...

You run on such a gorgeous route! I love the kitty pictures!