Friday, December 10, 2010

running into the sunset

just a quickie post this evening. the picture above is me running home as fast as i could. the sun was setting quickly and i was getting cold!! i was so happy that the battery for my camera arrived yesterday so i was able to take it out on my run today without having issues with it shutting off within 3 seconds after turning it on. by the way, have any of you bought a camera battery lately? you know, the lithium ion one's? they are expensive!! but, i never, ever pay full price for anything, so to google i went and found the battery with shipping and handling included for just under 15 bucks. if you go to target, walmart, best buys, or any of those types of stores, you can find the battery for between $30-50. hells no, i'm not paying that much for a battery!! that's crazy. the company that i bought it from also ships very quickly so i was pleased. if you need a battery for your camera or any kind of special battery, go HERE.

ok, back to my run...i had a glorious 10.5 mile run this evening. it was pretty desolate out at the park today; i didn't even see one deer. however, i did this happy camper coming out of a trail as i was running by:

and i caught up with him at the water station. meet Robert who loves flatwoods park and the most beautiful surroundings in this area, just as much as i do. we got to talking and he mentioned that he canoes quite a bit in the hillsborough river which is right nearby flatwoods park. talk about a nice get-a-way from the hustle and bustle. there is something to be said about the peacefulness when you are running, mountain biking, or canoeing in this area. you often forget that just a stones throw away is a major highway system (I-75) and traffic jammed roads under going construction, with lots of pissed off people sitting in their cars.

even though my commute to work isn't all that great, having this disney land in my backyard is well worth it. i wouldn't chose to live anywhere else. plus, and this is the best part of all... it NEVER snows!! so this is year round bliss for me. amen!

15 comments:

  1. That picture is awesome! It sounds like flatwoods park is a great place!

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  2. Love it!!! I gotta start taking my camera on my runs!

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  3. It looks great there. I could stand some weather like that. It's going to snow 3-6 inches here this weekend. Yuck!

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  4. Crazy! It almost looks like a picture of a sunRISE!

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  5. Gorgeous picture! And good job on the battery!

    I have to admit, I would really miss the snow, but winter is actually my favorite time a year. Yeah, I am a FREAK! :)

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  6. You just had to rub in the fact that it never snows! :)

    You are missing out on the winter fun. You just don't know it!

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  7. That's it! I am moving to Florida! I hate snow!

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  8. your very own disneyland sounds ideal!

    D

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  9. KC....that picture is gorgeous. Send it in to Runner's World with the caption that there is more than one Disney in Florida.

    Seriously that is awesome.

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  11. hey now—there is nothing wrong with snow. take it from someone who lives in an area where it snows 11.5 months out of the year.

    best,

    —M

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  12. What great scenery! I'd love to be able to run there.
    Do you have any snow now? Perhaps you could photoshop some into the picures?
    How do you find running with your camera? I think it would really bother me but a lot of people don't seem to mind at all.

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  13. Love it when you can get away and enjoy your surroundings AND meet a new friend along the way. Awesome--good for you.
    Happy Holidays.

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