Do you ever read about running routes and actually wish you could see it because it sounds so amazing? Or have you read about the place someone ran and they show you only one measly picture and then you’re left hanging, wanting to see more? That happens to me all the time….and it sucks!
So today, I decided to photograph my run and tell you all about one of my favorite routes. Don’t worry, today was a short run so I’m not gonna bombard you with 100 pictures, more like twenty, but they’re good, I promise, because this place is beautiful.
Are you ready to see the beautiful park I run in?
Well here ya go, may I introduce you to Kapok Park,
First off we have to run over some railroad tracks. I’m always afraid I’m going to get hit by a train even though the only time I EVER hear the train is at 4AM.
After you run over the tracks you enter the park:
Kapok Park is located at the end of the Ream Wilson Trail and sits upon a lake. The lake is very popular among local photographers mainly because of all the birds, turtles, plants and event the gators.
Kapok Park is also home to a disc golf course. I was never familiar with disc golf until that time I got hit in the head with one. Too bad I didn’t read the warnings beforehand:
After seeing the contraption that they were aiming for, it’s no wonder they hit me in the head instead…
This is the Disc Golf Receptor thingy. How does that even work? (I’m sure some disc golf expert will let me know, I’m almost positive…)
After entering the park you run beside the lake which is located on the right.
It’s really beautiful and if you go early enough you’ll see lots of wildlife. I’ve even seen a coral snake on the trail, but that’s not exactly a good thing. Coral Snakes = BAD!
After a while, the path turns into a foot bridge and you run over the water. It’s very quiet and I love to run without any music and just listen to all the birds.
There is one part of the lake where it’s very marshy. It’s also probably one of the best places to dispose of a body if you ever had to do that sort of thing. Not that I would know, but it looks like it would be anyway, just sayin.
Where would you ever find a body in this place? The gators would probably eat it.
There is a point on the bridge where it splits and you can continue on the trail or head out to the fishing pier. This morning I decided to go out to the end of the pier and just breath in the beauty.
It is gorgeous, isn’t it? But can I just ask, who exactly is this sign for?
The feed part I get, really but the ‘molest’ part always cracks me up. Who wants to molest a gator anyway?
The path then circles around and you run beside the lake and then over it once again.
I hope I’m doing this park justice. It’s really insane how beautiful it is.
If you ever come to Florida, you have to come run here and I’ll come meet you. Afterwards we’ll go get froyo, and Hank will even drive us. He’s an excellent driver.
What is your favorite place to run? Describe it to me.