Friday, September 8, 2017

5 Things About My Moonset Run

Have you ever gone on a run and caught the moon setting? In an attempt to get over our jet lag, mrC and I laced up our running shoes on Wednesday for an early morning run. Using MapMyRun, I found out there was a trail head just a couple of blocks from the hotel.

For today's Friday Five 2.0 link-up, I'm sharing 5 things about our run:

1) The Alum Creek Trail is part of the larger Ohio to Erie Trail network in Ohio. The 22 mile scenic trail travels along the Alum Creek waterway in Columbus passing through parks and skirting a golf course and university campus.

2) It was so nice to have a path to run on and not have to worry about roads and traffic (which we are out of practice doing). We saw two other runners (one female running alone which made me wonder if she was practicing safe running with something like Wearsafe) and two bikers ---> one came up behind us and her verbal warning made me nearly jump out of my skin!

3) It was so peaceful. Most of the run it was just us, the fog, a couple of deer. On the way back we had the first glimpses of the sunrise spreading across the sky. Even though the trail is near a road, the daily traffic hadn't yet picked up so there wasn't any car noise.

4) The bridges. The trail crossed Alum Creek and also had a section that seemed to hover above the forest. It reminded me of when we went to the Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia.

5) We were pretty happy about getting in a good three miles before breakfast and to be running when it was only 50 degrees! Talk about comfortable ---> I love these shorts I got on sale at Athleta. And how about those long sleeves?

PS - I spent the rest of day with my BFF doing a little shopping and a lot of catching up!

Have you ever gone on a run and caught the moon setting?
Do you like running in long sleeves and shorts?

Today I'm linking up with Lacey and Meranda and Rachel for the Friday Five 2.0!

And also with Nicole for the Fit & Fashionable Friday link-up


  1. I have seen the moon set, but I've never intentionally looked for it. The moon was spectacular this week! I'm glad you're enjoying the cooler temps here--I'm sure not ready for it!

  2. We saw the most gorgeous moon last night on a walk but I've never gone out to look for it on a morning run. Fun!

  3. That seems like an awesome place to run! I've never seen the moon set while I was out on a run but I would love to do that one day.

    It's been much cooler here as well and I'm really enjoying the Fall temps!

  4. I will be looking forward to fall and cooler temps to be able to wear shorts and long sleeves.

  5. I LOVE running at that time of day but I am certainly not brave enough to do it alone...kudos to the girl you saw! That trail looks beautiful!!!

  6. Your route looks beautiful! I run in the mornings, but this week I have been seeing the moon in the morning even once the sun came up!

  7. I actually prefer shorts and long sleeves over short sleeves LOL (Actually, my go-to is a tank with arm warmers...but that's not always weather-friendly). That trail looks so neat...and the bridge!

  8. Sounds so lovely! I'm a little farther north than you in Cleveland. "Hi!!"


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