My Morning Run in Martha’s Vineyard
I am from DC and it is a pretty good running area. It is full of trails, great bridges to run over, and running loops around the Monuments. But I have lived here all of my life and sometimes it can get boring running in the same place everyday. Somedays, I have that, “been there done that attitude.”
So on my way up to Martha’s Vineyard, all I could think about was running. Â If you are a runner you would understand. One of my all time favorite things to do, is explore a new area by running through it. ButÂ the Vineyard isn’t exactly a new place for me. I had been there two years ago, and have memories of running the most amazing runs. Runs where I felt so good, that I could keep going. I just couldn’t wait,Â I was excited about running in cooler northern temperatures. Running with breezes from the beach. Running under sunny clear skies. Â But most of all running along the coast with breath taking views of the ocean.
Finally, it was the first morning of our trip in Martha’s Vineyard. I woke up and immediately put my running clothes on. I had just purchased some new Newton shoes, so I was also excited to get running in them. The running route I took was the same one that I had taken two years ago.
RUNNING ROUTE 1
I ran down to the Oak Bluff’s harbor ran along the water, and then hopped on the bike path that takes you towards Edgar’s Town. The path has some hills, but nothing to steep. It goes over some small bridges too. It is fun having water on both sides of you. And just how I remembered, the sun beats down on you, while the breeze from the water cools you down. I went 3 miles and then turned back, doing a total of 6 miles. I probably could have gone further.
Questions for You
- Would you want to run here?
- What is the prettiest run you’ve been on?