I got the idea for this post from The Road A Multi Sport Blog.
Patrick did one picture of each spot. I tend to overdo the pics so bear with me. Here are my top five places to run. I also decided it had to be a place I had run more than once. I would love to see some of you do this and share your top five running spots.
1. I absolutely love running on the Burlington Bike Path as many of you know who follow my blog. It is 7 miles one way and it is easy to make a variety of lengths work but going both ways (which I love), going off the path and into various neighborhoods or easily shortening it and doing the parts you want. You can start from a number of points. It is also easy to extend it by crossing the bike bridge and going on the Colchester Causeway! This path is always a winner. I may have bad runs on it but not because of the scenery.
2. I also love running the roads near my house. I can go many different lengths and almost every run meanders along the river. I love running near water in it's many forms. There are mountains to see in all the four seasons and I try to appreciate the beauty around me and not take it for granted.
3. I also love running in DC. I never tire of the monuments and memorials as you run on the National Mall. Plus I get to run with Emily!
4. I love running near the ocean. The place near the ocean that I seem to run the most frequently is York, Maine. I love the ocean everywhere but Maine is at the top of the list. I have raced once and had many runs there. There is nothing like listening to, smelling and seeing the ocean as you run.
In the fall a couple of years ago.
In the winter a spectacular sunrise!
During a winter storm! It was stupendous running!
5. I love running in the Outer Banks. You can run for miles in either direction. There is such a little slip of land and you are surrounded by ocean. I really liked my solo runs with lots of time to think, watch for dolphins, enjoy the endless water. I loved it when it was stormy and I loved it when it was calm. I did not love it when the sand was soft! I loved watching the sun rise and I loved watching the sun set!
I've only run in the following places one time but man would I love to go back!
1. Stanley Park - Vancouver
2. Waldo Canyon
Colorado Springs, Colorado
What are your top five places to run? I would love to hear about them!!!