Running in the desert

Running in the desert

Well - I have to admit that it is weird kind of desert. On one side of the road are fascinatingly different and luxurious houses with their designed desert style gardens and the lush golf course roadside gardens outside the mile upon mile of luxury walled golf courses and their associated resorts - while on the other side of the road are ominously dry mountains of rock with flat and desperately dry tracts between where almost nothing will grow.

So far I have had a few runs along the beautiful gardened concrete foot paths which often meander off into the surrounding desert. I am intending to do a 10 k run across the desert itself - a gravel path laid out for hikers which goes through a desert canyon to a lake. I am seriously loving this running.

6 Replies

  • I have to ask - where are you??? Looks just like Southern Arizona where we have some family and seeing the photo makes me long for sun, sunshine and outdoor swimming!

  • I vote for Southern California. I used to live in an area just like that. Stay hydrated!

  • Yes - southern California - Coachella Valley , La Quinta to be exact

  • Looks fantastic ! I would love to run/walk/be there. Enjoy your running.

  • Sod that!!! To many things that can kill you lying around in those bushes!!! :)

  • Sounds lovely Bazza. I love running on vacation, you get to see so much more than if you didn't put your running shoes on. Must be hot, but at least it's a dry heat.

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