Saturday, May 21, 2011

Running on the rails

This morning I met up with the Saturday morning running group for a long run.  I had seen the planned route before hand but really had no idea where we were going.  It was all new to me. 

We started off on the canal which was flat and I had already run on it before.  About 2 miles in we veered off onto the old railroad train bed trail.  The trees were lush and green, the grass was fresh with dew and the sun was peaking through the clouds.  It was heaven.

Every step along the path was amazing and as we continued on we came along the old canal bed and lock.  This whole area and trail was just behind a road I frequent often and I never knew it was there.  It was amazing to discover a new area that was beautiful and a great place to run.  I really regretted not bringing my camera many times because I wanted to capture just how awesome and beautiful the run was.  I was able to find a few pictures online but they are not exactly the same.



This run marks the start of a VERY busy weekend - Bridal shower for a friend today, then volunteering at a race tomorrow and finally getting to see Something Borrowed tomorrow afternoon!  At least I got a great run in!

11.01 miles/1:32:49/8:26 pace

16 comments:

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

How beautiful, what a great place to run.

Marlene said...

That looks and sounds beautiful! And now you know where it is so you can enjoy it any time you like. :)

Have fun with your busy weekend!

Nicole said...

ahhh gorge! i cant wait to start trail running :)

Monika C. said...

beautiful! great run too!

Amy said...

Nice! I love how running with a group lets you discover new trails!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

What a beautiful area to run! I will be moving in the next month or so and am looking forward to discovering some new running trails!

Christine said...

Beautiful!!! Sounds like a great weekend! have fun!!

Badgergirl said...

Looks beautiful!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

What a gorgeous place to run! Hope you enjoy the weekend!
:)

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I like trail running. Nice shady place and nice speed on the trails for you, too!

d.a.r. said...

Gorgeous!!

Nina said...

What a beautiful, gorgeous trail!
I am trying to get more than enough of trail running here in Alaska in the summer since the winter will be either drowning in the snow, or daydreaming of sunny trails on the treadmill...

Suzy said...

Wow, you ran in a very beautiful place! You need to go back and run there again.

Tim Wilson said...

That is very cool that you found an awesome trail so close to where you have run so many times.

Molly said...

I love finding new places to run, that one looks lovely!

Anita said...

I just spent last weekend on Mackinac Island. The scenery on a run makes for such a spiritual run. There is nothing like running alongside Mother nature.
Great Pics!