Recently, I saw a blogger give readers a photo tour of her runs in Charleston, SC (jealous much?). I’ve actually meant to do this for a while, and have had these pictures on my computer…I just never posted it. Seeing the snow in the pictures made me grateful it’s summer!
So I live in a tiny little town in New Jersey. The population is a little over 2,500. I’ve lived here me whole life and although sometimes it’s boring living in a town that is 15-30 minutes away from everything (grocery stores, movie theaters, mall), it’s scenic and peaceful.
Okay let’s start! I usually run down Main Street, which runs along the entire length of the town (a little over 2 miles).
These photos are in the “center of town.” There is a coffee shop, a little boutique, and the post office. Also a luxury car dealer…well, “dealer.” They have like 3 Porsche’s out front.
Cocoluxe is the coffee shop and they have the best pastries! A bit pricey but so worth it.
If you keep running past here, you’ll make it to our town pond. Every Miles For Matheny 5K that I’ve done starts here, and many town events are held here as well. I remember going to movie nights in the park when I was a kid. They also have these 2 swans that are actually kind of mean!
Around the corner from here is our town pizza shop. I swear it’s the best pizza ever, but Dan doesn’t agree. But those who live in town would definitely agree it’s the best pizza ever
On my run back towards home, I sometimes do some hill sprints on this pretty steep road. It’s perfect for hill sprints – you can either do 30 seconds, or if you run up the full hill it’s about 1 minute.
Lastly, I’ll leave you with a picture of the sunset at one of the highest points in town. I like to go up there to take in the views and think about life
From my house to the edge of town is about 2 miles, so I can do a 4 miler right in town. Sometimes I get pretty sick of it, but I am grateful I live in a safe area where I rarely have to worry about my safety while on a run (knock on wood).
Give us a tour of your runs in town! I’d love to see your pictures.
How long is your running loop in your town?
Do you mainly run in town or drive to other locations to run?
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