Why I run #1: The path ahead

As part of my mental training for the marathon, I’ve been looking for reasons why I run. It’s no shock that one of these reasons is to be outdoors enjoying the scenery around me, but I’ve realised  the scene I get most captivated by is the path ahead of me. Whether it’s a beautiful country lane or a derelict urban street, something about the way a path leads into the distance is enchanting.

I’ve found evidence of this in my photo album, so I’m sharing a few reminders of the amazing places I’ve run in aid of invoking that great optimism felt by running into a beautiful scene.

The path ahead reveals unexpected beauty in the heart of a city

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Ruskin Park, London

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The High Line, Manhattan

The path ahead makes you want to run like a carefree child

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Somewhere in North Hertfordshire

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Somewhere in North Hertfordshire

The path ahead is iconic, like you’re running into history or a movie scene

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Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The path ahead smacks you with urban vibrancy

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Nr. Michaelkirchplatz, Berlin

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Williamsburg Bridge, New York

The path ahead is rarely bad when it is basked in sunshine

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina

The path ahead isn’t always obvious 😉

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Wimbledon Common, London

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