Running Route

In Suining I have a set route I run pretty much every other day. I’m not sure of the exact distance but it takes me around 26 minutes to complete.
It starts, obviously by leaving the grounds of Suizhong High School and heading south.

IMG_1250

I cross the road and my first obstacle dodge the seniors playing cards and mah jong on the sidewalk. Every day!

IMG_1235

For reasons unknown this botanical garden’s trees have been uprooted. Boo!

IMG_1236

Jogging (or biking) along the boardwalk.

IMG_1238

Others use this garden for different pursuits.

IMG_1239

Hang a right for a path up to the bridge to cross the river and continue the loop.

IMG_1240

Bridge traffic and small, mobile shops.

IMG_1242

Over the bridge and doubling back along the river down this tree lined gravel road.

IMG_1247

The other end of the path exits near a church. Bizarre.

 

IMG_1246

Brick path to extend the run, also more landscaping in process.

IMG_1245

Brick path leads to the oversized bridge downstream leading me back towards the school.

IMG_1249

Dodging car, peddlers and e-bikes this isn’t your standard Western street.

And then it is back to the school. Finding a relatively quiet place nearly devoid of people in a country with over 1 billion offers up a luxury most of my friends in Nanjing or Shanghai can’t achieve. Jogging along the river, watching the locals fish and walk while an occasional bird flits across my path just makes the runs that more enjoyable.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s