Runners are always on the lookout for new places to run. (That’s one of the reasons I run races in other towns.)
If you live and run in one area for many years you start feeling numb to the surroundings. You know the distances by heart – no Garmin required.
You yearn for that sense of adventure – well maybe not on every run day…
So, while driving to the Fern Ridge Reservoir yesterday, I found myself searching for the components of a new and fresh running route.
It had all the components I was looking for:
- A levy with a damn.
- A bird sanctuary.
- A waterside path.
- A Park with pit stops.
- Plenty of areas to stop and stretch.
Fern Ridge Resevoir - Google Maps
Unfortunately – I noticed there was a fence at the end of the levy, by the dam – so I would have to portage myself around the fence or down the hill onto a busy road. I don’t run down busy roads.
O well, I know there will be other adventures ahead – I just need to keep my eyes open.
Some things to consider when searching for a new running path: