Sometimes finding inspiration to run is hard, and sometimes it is as easy as just looking right outside your front door.
How could you not find run-spiration [running inspiration] with a street name called Running Ave? Seriously!
I have been driving down Running Ave for weeks now, but today was the day I was going to RUN down it!
I’ve been struggling to find a running path that I like and that is longer than 2 miles, so I was crossing my fingers that Running Ave would lead me to a winning route.
The first mile led me around a park that had several Army monuments in it. It was fun to run past these statues and soak in all the history that Fort Benning has to offer.
I’m going to assume this start sign is supposed to be the start of a possible walking tour throughout the monuments in the park…or it’s another outdoor running track? Not really sure.
I took it as my cue to START running faster! Woo hoo!
I was leaping with joy to have finally found an outlet to the River Walk only about a mile from my home.
During the Soldier Half Marathon we ran through parts of it but it was only my first week in Georgia so I honestly had no idea where I was going.
I heard that the River Walk goes on for something like 15 miles– which is awesome for me! I would much rather run a long out and back instead of several loops when doing a long run.
It looks a lot more like the beginnings of fall here rather than the beginnings of winter. But then again, this is my first winter in the south, so maybe this is what it is supposed to look like?
I enjoyed the views and really just took in the nature around me on this run.
I haven’t felt this peaceful during a run since I was back in Boise. And many parts of the run reminded me of the greenbelt that I used to do all my runs on back home.
It was truly a great 6.5 mile run and gave me the run-spiration I needed for future runs. I now have a go-to path that is rich with history and nature.
I’m so so so runspirated… can’t you tell?! Such a dork.
Do you get excited about a new running path? Would you be as stoked about a street called Running Ave as I was? 🙂