Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out - My Favorite Place to "Run"

Today for the shoot out, we got to fill in the blank of "My favorite place to ____." I chose my favorite place to run.

We have only been here in AZ for a little over a month now, but I am still amazed at the gorgeous scenery compared to the Midwest. Everywhere you look, there are mountains around here! And we actually live in the edge of one of the mountain ranges here, so we have desert hills (as they call them) all around us. Today, I am posting pictures of the scenery that I get to look at every time I run the 3 mile path I do around our neighborhood.






I went to take the pictures as the sun was setting, and I got this gorgeous one with the cactus.









14 comments:

  1. And a refreshing run you must have :)

    Happy Friday - these are beautiful.

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  2. Emma, it must be great having such a beautiful outdoor running atmosphere. Your post reminded me of an experience one of my twin daughters had in southern Utah. She did early morning runs through isolated areas similar to those you depict. One morning along the trail she started seeing animal tracks. She started having visions of bears, cougars, snakes, etc. and decided to turn around and go back the way she had came.
    Thinking her story was histerical, I carved a jogging stick for her to carry on her runs. I burned little messages on the stick like, "Hit bear, here." "Club cougar, here." "Trap snake, here." We still joke about it today after quite a few years.

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  3. LOVE the cactus! I would be highly inspired to run in that atmosphere, too!

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  4. LOVE the final shot with the cactus sillouette!

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  5. wow! fantastic! I love the cactus one also.

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  6. I'm jealous! beautiful shots. Isn't it great what God's created?! So inspiring.

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  7. The cactus against the sky is beautiful.

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  8. These pictures are beautiful. You must feel yourself wrapped in this quiet atmosphere every time you run. It looks so comfortable. Thank you for sharing these pics, Emma.

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  9. I love the mountains and miss them here in Toronto. The sky is spectacular.

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  10. Good for you, runner gal! I would probably get up early to run if we had sunrises like that...and mountains to look at...that's my new excuse for why I can only do 2 miles. LOL!

    stunning shots!

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  11. I love the desert and the smell of the desert in the early morning is the best. good shots, and nice story to help us follow you on your run.

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  12. second thing, last week when I reinput the member list, I had illinois as your state, your in Arizona?
    do you wnat me to change you to Arizona and in what town? email me. gingerv@gigalink.com.br

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