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For February, let's talk about your all time favorite place to be active - whether that's riding a bike, hiking, walking or something else entirely.
There's lots of places I love to ride my road bike, but my all time favorite is on the country roads west of Morristown, New Jersey, USA. The labyrinth of winding roads snake through beautiful green countryside, the pavement is smooth, and vehicle traffic is almost non-existent. The hills are mostly rolling and the other cyclists you encounter are prone to smiling and waving.
This particular ride, from last summer, was memorable because I encountered a large black bear in the middle of the road. He showed no interest in moving or letting me pass, so I played it safe and retreated back the way I had come. And no, I didn't stop and take a picture.
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Thank you for sharing! That looks like a beautiful area. There's nothing more peaceful than the sound of birdsong in my opinion.
Is that area very hilly - 283 meters of elevation over 8k is a lot! Do you ever reward yourself after a hard run, with a nice glass of wine made from those vineyards?
Thanks Jane! Marathon training is going well. 40 days away.
This morning I was tired and run started out difficult. I thought I would cut it short, but once I started running I felt great and went further than I thought I would. Improving every day. Learning more each day. Just have to keep moving.
My favorite place to run this year is the Infinity Track in Burbank, CA. That's not the track's official name, but that is what I like to call it.
I love this track because the path is filled with dogs. Most are nice. Only one is not. This dog barks at you if run by too fast on intervals. 😂 There's a firefighter station nearby and they train at the track and the streets too. There's also an outdoor free gym area with pull-up bars, benches, and balance bar where you can go from station to station doing different exercises. I haven't done all the stations yet. There's also a grass field in the middle of the track where the neighbors let the dogs run free.
It is a great place for interval training and the dirt track is softer in the joints. Adding some pics soon.