Adventures in Running Land – Scotland, PA

After my post about running on Block Island, I heard a few grumblings from my daily route.

“Ooooh! Block Island! La De Da!”

“What’s Block Island got that I don’t?”

“I don’t inspire you? Don’t you marvel at God’s creation while running through your own neighborhood?”

So without further ado, I present to you the lovely vistas along my daily running route in Scotland, PA:

This is the pond located at the entrance to SSVC. In the winter it freezes over with a thin ice coating. In the spring, summer and fall, the water is crystal clear like a mirror reflecting the colors of the seasons on its surface. I enjoy the solitude of the pond in the wintertime because once spring arrives, I have to share its tranquil waters with fisherman.

Besides fish, this pond is also home to flocks of geese and different paddles of ducks.

This is the west branch of the Conococheague Creek. I enjoy running near water. It’s invigorating and refreshing. In the summer it’s a necessity! Nothing like sticking your feet in a cold creek to take the edge off a July heat wave!

The perfect stretch for interval training.

The campus of SSVC is large and mostly quiet. Several people enjoy walking here and especially walking their dogs here. Dogs must be on a leash and mostly everyone cleans up after their dog.

This is the Sundial on the SSVC campus. I love how I have the opportunity to run both on pavement and on grassy trails. The entire campus inspires the writing muse within me. For instance, there’s an old horse stable that’s the perfect setting for a scary thriller.

The apple orchards! This is the most magnificent sight come spring when apple trees blossom! I can’t wait to share that beauty with you!

In the spring, I’ll be running surrounded by apple blossoms!

No matter what mood I’m in when I leave the house, I’m always happy after a run. It’s not just the accomplishment of exercise; it’s a rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit!

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