Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Running Scenery.....

I have seen many of you bloggers post pictures of the awesome scenic places that you get to run and I am jealous......I'm stuck in Kansas, so my scenery is fairly lacking. Still, I decided to take a few pics of the places I run and share them with you all....


I usually run around my small suburb town, around houses, etc. Sometimes I'll run on the outskirts of town, past fields or through a couple parks nearby, or run to the next town over and back.......mostly I run near fields/roads/trees/houses..........even the fields I run by aren't that exciting or glamorous......I often wish the scenery was nicer, like along a beach or with mountains in the background...but like I said, this is Kansas......I will say that we do have some nice running paths nearby (along the river, through a wildlife park, etc), but those require a drive and I like to be able to just open the door of my house and take off....so all these pics are near where I live and where I run......




The one picture is a cemetary I get to run past on some of my runs.....


A few of my runs take me onto dirt roads, which my feet enjoy...



We do have nice sunsets in Kansas, I will say that much....


Life is a highway, and I'm gonna run it all night long..........

I get to run past a now defunct amusement park called Wild West World (seriously, that's what it's called)


A creek and a road through a park near my house.......


There you have it....some of my running scenery! Now don't all rush out and move to Kansas at once.....


14 comments:

Melanie said...

Great pictures! To be honest, I have to drive a ways to get to some nice open roads like that, with less traffic. I run in the city, so I'm constantly having to stop for traffic lights, looking out for cars which are not paying attention to me, the calmness would be a nice change :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

Wild West World... hahaha. Hey you have endless country roads to run, so awesome. I live in C.H. and have to dodge traffice ALWAYS. I've been thinking of taking 'where i run' pictures to post as well!! Wouldn't it be awesome to drive to the flint hills one day and run? I often think about doing that, but what a drive.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Thanks for sharing. Looks flat. I'd like running on flat, I think. Also looks peaceful. :-)

The Happy Runner said...

Great scenery. Lisa is right, it does look peaceful.

Bootchez said...

Your photos are really quite lovely. You seem to have lots of rural, open choices available right from your door. Living in Tahoe, I can really appreciate the FLATNESS you have there . . . something I am always searching for!

Joe said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! I'm with you in that I prefer to just run around where I live. Sometimes I'll just run around the neighborhood, but sometimes, I run a little further to "get away from civilization." One thing that doesn't discriminate about where we live is a good sunset!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Great pictures. I love running out on the open road and letting my legs carry me to the end and back. Thanks for sharing.

aron said...

awesome pics!!! its look so calm out there... i have to run on so many busy streets and i hate it! thanks for sharing :)

Chic Runner said...

These pictures are amazing! Thanks for sharing. Gosh I didn't know Kansas was so pretty. :) It looks so serene.

joyRuN said...

Looks nice & flat! I like flat (roads not physique).

Glenn Jones said...

Oz - thanks for dropping by my blog today! It was an interesting race for sure. And menudo - made from tripe - which is actually one of the cow's stomachs, not intestine. When cooked right, the tripe just melts in your mouth.

Lily on the Road said...

Oz, hi! Thanks for sharing your scenery! No matter where you live, there is always something good about it and I've never been to Kansas, so thanks for showing me your neighbourhood!

Laura said...

oooh pretty!

ShirleyPerly said...

Well, I think that beats running along busy city streets any day! Unfortunately for safety reasons, peaceful bike paths and quiet residential areas are a big no-no for women joggers/walkers in my area. The soaring crime rate has really taken a lot of the fun out of my running and I now long to live in a more rural place like that (or Hawaii :-).