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:
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.
Just before I am back home........the HILL
Back home with the cat to greet me
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.
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.