Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Running Route

Up until about four years ago, I was much more active... playing tennis and running. After a year of trying to juggle that with my new career as a teacher and as a parent and (well, you get the picture), I stopped doing the things that I should do to stay healthy.

I can't really call this my "running" route. It's more of a walking route. Four miles with a few hills and smaller inclines thrown in. About an hour's worth of exercise on a good day. Seven years ago, it was just part of my running route.... maybe one day I can call it that again. Until then, I'll keep walking. At least at this slower pace I can stop and smell the flowers along the way!


P.S. Mary didn't host Mosaic Monday last week, but I went ahead and created one anyway. If you like air and space, vintage newspapers and the original moonwalk, take a peep here! And for this week's Mosaic Mondays, visit Mary at Little Red House, where her beautiful beach mosaic will have you pining away for windswept clouds and ocean waves.... She also has Mr. Linky directing traffic to other Mosaic Mondays!

25 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Great mosaic! Definitely nice to walk and see it all, you have such pretty views on your route!

ellen b said...

Hello! I love your walking route and it is true that it is a lot easier to stop and smell the flowers and take photos along the way! :0)

miruspeg said...

Beautiful Mosaic Roban, I would have loved to have been walking along that road with you, chatting and taking pics.

They say walking and swimming are the best forms of exercise as they are less strain on the body.

:-)
Peggy

Lana G! said...

Wonderful! I so hear you on the should be but need to find the time to do so with exercising!

Walking is my choice and with the weather so beautiful out, I just need to do it!

Caroline said...

I love this! I wish my walking route was this pretty. Someday I may start running again...sameday. Happy Monday!

Bethany said...

Beautiful! I never seem to stay on the same walking route...hehe.

By the way, I love your blog design. Did you design it yourself?

NatureStop said...

What a beautiful place and alovely mosaic!

Happy MM

Shantana

Monica said...

What a beautiful area to get a walk. I'm sure you have a plan in place to keep it going once school starts, and good plan to walk and enjoy the flowers!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful spot to walk or run. Looks very mind clearing.

Gwen said...

Looks so beautiful! makes me what to walt there too!! :)

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Lovely "running" route.
Annemieke

Connie said...

Walking or running, it's still a beautiful spot to view as you take that route, sweet chick! Your mosaic turned out beautiful.......
xoxo,
Connie

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely place to walk. Your mosaic is lovely. This would make a great inspiration board for you. Happy Mosaic Monday.

Karen

AmpersandPrime said...

beautiful place to walk. lots of photo ops. :-)

(I want to run again someday too.)

Mary said...

Wow, that's a route that I would love to walk every day! Four miles an hour is a nice brisk pace, and you're probably saving your knees by walking instead of running.

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous images at Mosaic Monday. I'm going now to take a peek at last Monday's post. :)

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

My first thought when I saw your mosaic was "ahh, peaceful". Very nice work!

I smiled when I got here (this is my first visit) because I have a business called "Only Moments in Time". I'm on hiatus with it right now, but the name just seemed right. (if you want to see it, you can go here).

Have a super day!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is a beautiful walking/running/stop-to-smell route! My walking route is usually on a treadmill - not nearly as pretty :)

~Susan

Marsha said...

What a wonderful place to walk - country fresh air and beautiful scenery galore! Inspirational for sure...great mosaic.

Chari said...

Hello Roban...

What a lovely mosaic!!! It looks like you have a beautiful place to go walking! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Journey said...

Lovely mosaic! Great walking, relaxing route!! Those photos are an absolute bonus!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am a walker, too, Roban, I walk in a local park three miles every morning with some friends. My knees might ache and my feet hurt, but I wouldn't miss it for anything!
Your mosaic is lovely and I enjoyed your Man On The Moon mosaic from last week.

RobinfromCA said...

I'm a walker as well. Look at it this way - walking is much less stress on the joints and you can take your camera along and get lovely photos like these!! Beautiful mosaic!

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Ebie said...

That's a nice path to walk smell the flowers and surroundings around you. I should get back to walking. Lovely mosaics too.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well, your walking route is prettier and longer than mine -- so you are ahead of me! Lovely places to walk, too -- AND to stop and smell whatever is blooming.

Lovely mosaic!
Cass

Carol said...

What a wonderful route to take!