Sunday, February 03, 2008

Back to Running :-)

Several days ago I woke up to an ice storm....and today we has near 70 degree weather! Since 1995, Roanoke has been developing a series of greenways that eventually will connect throughout the valley.
Piedmont Park, which runs along the Roanoke River parallel to Piedmont Avenue and Route 116 recently opened. The balmy weather gave me the opportunity to explore this latest greenway addition and get some much needed exercise. I recently joined a local gym to use in inclement weather but have been reluctant to run in my neighborhood streets after the latest hit and run episode of a local runner.

Views along the way.... This little cabin faces the river adjacent to the river and I can spot it from the windows at work. I often dream about having such a space for quiet, creative time...


Big city inspired graffiti...


In honor of Found Clothing, I snapped this photo of a discarded pair of pants. Was someone wearing two pairs in the earlier wintery weather and left an outer pair in the spring-like weather?
The juxtaposition of the river and the greenway pavement..


A view of a warehouse just across the river...


Wildlife hidden in the river plants....

I ran/walked 4.5 miles and plan to return to this part of the greenway and also explore other sections as the weather permits.

1 comment:

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