Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Philly Phall

O.K. people, I know this is a running blog and not my photo blog, however with all this time on my hands and the awe of my first fall in almost 10 years, I can't help it. I haven't been able to put my cameras away for weeks. Unfortunately for you that means I am going to make you look at pretty leaves whether you like it or not.

For some reason, I have been having a hard time getting out for a run this week. I think with upping the mileage last week I am just a bit worn out. I know it's going to be too cold to ride soon, so today I MADE myself get on my bike and ride out to Wissahickon Park for a 16 mile ride to loosen up my legs.

That was fine and dandy until I got a flat tire right when I turned around to come back...8 miles from home...with no pump...or cell phone. UGH! I swear to you, it was the ONLY time I have never had my phone on me (it needed to charge this morning). Anyway, I walked for a mile and a couple of nice bikers came by and offered to help. They just pumped up my back tire and told me to ride fast. Haha. So I got to about 2 miles from my house until I all leaked out and I had to walk again. Oh well. At least it wasn't the whole 8 miles.

For a little while, I seriously considered running next to the bike to get home faster...luckily I didn't have to resort to that.

So while my dumb-ass didn't have a phone OR a pump, I did bring the most important thing...that's right, my camera. Thank goodness. Sigh.

Anyway, I got some nice shots of Wissahickon Park today. This is where J and I will be doing our 14 miler on Saturday. Enjoy.

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20 comments:

JohnF said...

Nice pictures, and thanks for the reminder what fall looks like. Haven't seen that up close since moving to Texas.

D10 said...

I never get tired of looking at pictures capturing fall. The fall here in NC just isn't as beautiful as RI's, and I miss that. Your pictures make me happy!

Marcy said...

Awwwhhh Laurel those pics are gorgeous!

ROFLMAO! I'm sorry about the bike incident. I swear that kind of stuff happens to me also.

LIrunner9 said...

Mrs. BR411 here, hubby told me to check out your blog. You take the most amazing pictures. Just awesome!!

Sonia said...

Great pics! Fall is a great season, I love it too =)

Sucks about the flat, that's what I hate most about cycling LOL And since I down own a cell phone or a pump, I always carry cash for a taxi LOL

Jess said...

Looks gorgeous! I'm so jealous. And, you're a gifted photographer; maybe you should seek a new career there!

Ted said...

I've felt a sense of calm when I looked at the pictures. It makes me wanna jump in there and take one hour to immerse myself into pure relaxation. Its a perfect place to do the zen shit! GREAT BREATHTAKING PICTURES !!!!!

*aron* said...

wow those pics are AMAZING. i looove fall leaves. i wish we had more of them over here like the east coast does! a vacation i have always wanted to do is to travel the east coast to watch the seasons change... you are making me want to even more!

Frayed Laces said...

Dang girl nice photos!

Flats suck. I have nightmares about flats.

N.D. said...

So pretty and you are so talented!!!!
Is this near Valley Green? I really enjoyed running there. Good thing biker helpers came by!! the running by the bike would have got old after 1 mile. Hope you get the running groove back !

Cassandra said...

How nice! Of all places to have to get a flat tire, you certainly picked the best one! Great photos!

Lily on the Road said...

Laurel, you should use some of your pic's for calendar's of the area, tourisim, blog banners!! Just suggesting...LOL...

I LOVE them...thanks...

joyRuN said...

That stinks about the flat.

But hey - your photos are gorgeous!! You've captured something that I don't even see :)

Christie said...

Good thing you didn't have to walk 8 miles home. That would really suck.

I love the pictures. I saw a tree in the park with red leaves that I wanted to take a picture of. It was so pretty. I only have a camera phone to work with though.

J said...

Beautiful Pictures!

Blyfinn said...

I'm extremely jealous of you being able to do your 14 mile run there this weekend. Love the pictures! Keep them coming.

IrishBlue said...

I want to come visit...please?

BeachRunner said...

I am a bit late replying as I have been uber-busy, but I am in awe of your photographic skills and your keen eye for finding a beautiful shot. You made my day.

Shoe Running said...

Wow! Those colors are incredible :) My favorite is the reflection of the red leaves. What kind of camera are you using?

Bert said...

Wow great pics, that's about as close as I will come to a real fall down here in Houston TX...

 
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