Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jon's favorite run on EARTH

So while in VA I am able to go to some old stomping grounds and yesterday I went to Jon's favorite place on earth to run - Burke Lake. I took my niece and nephew (but forgot the camera) an we had a picnic and played at one of the playgrounds for 2 hours.
Why you ask is this Jon's favorite place to run? - Here are the answers I can come up with: 1. Good memories 2. It is a 5 mile loop (leisurely run for him) so no seeing the same thing twice 3. there is no cars trying to hit you or people yelling at you 4. it is a trail run - easier on your knees. There has not been a year we have been married that he has not mentioned running Burke Lake - he loves this run and weather. I am hoping that when he comes in December it won't be snowing too bad and he will be able to run it one day- I know it won't be cold to him no matter what the weather since he will come from Alaska. He does PT there outside and I bet it will be closer to 0 (or negatives) and 30 will feel nice to him!
If you ask my niece and nephew we went to Jon's favorite playground in the world - they didn't quite understand the run park but they are 2 and 4. I let them know I am sure uncle Jon would love this playground but he liked to be the people we saw running more.

2 comments:

Bert Burt said...

Ashley
Glad to hear you got to visit Burke Lake and spend quality time with Conner & Taryn. I am sure Jon will be a little jealous of both activities; but, he will now be looking forward even more to a Burke Lake run!
Hopefully we will have an opportunity to walk around Lake Elkhorn later this week. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Sarah said...

I'm glad you are getting to spend time with your family.