However, the weather did stop me from taking pictures. But don't worry, I'm going to run this route again when the weather is nice because it is just too beautiful not to share it with you!
Today instead of pictures, you get words. That's okay, it's a blog, right!?
I parked along the Yellow Breeches on McCormick between Ford Farm and Arcona. The water was high and there were fisherman and kayaks in the creek. Armed with my phone, ID, credit card, and a true crime podcast, I locked my little red Cobalt and headed east on McCormick toward Arcona. The road was flat and it was a nice warm up for the hills.
I turned left and headed up Arcona. I saw two dear hopping through the woods within the first mile of my run! It made me happy and I wished I lived in an area where I could see deer from my house. After crossing Lisburn Road, Arcona got a little busier with traffic, but luckily I made a left onto Hertzler before it got too annoying.
This part of Hertzler is one way, so there was no one on the road. The trees were green and made sort of a canopy to run through. It was a little creepy because I was listening to a true crime podcast and I felt very isolated on this part of my run. But soon I got to the two way section of Hertzler and there was more traffic, so I didn't feel as isolated. I passed Klinedinst so I could run more of Hertzler (it was so pretty!) but then I turned back and retraced my steps so I could run up Klinedinst Road.
Klinedinst connects Hertzler to Lisburn and it's such a cool road! You're high up, and on one side there is a thick tree line, and on the other side, a large field where you can look out over Cumberland County.
I crossed over Lisburn to Myrtle, which turns into Ford Farm. This neighborhood has HUGE multi million dollar homes. I mean, some of these homes have huge pillars out front, that's how big and fancy they are. I couldn't imagine having enough money to live in one of those places!
As I ran down Ford Farm, I saw a road on the right called Allen Glen Drive. I remembered running on the road before but wasn't sure where it went. I was pretty sure it went back to Lisburn and I was right. This road had many more multi million dollar houses on it. There was lots to see!
For instance, this home on Allen Glen which is only selling for 1.2 million dollars!
By this point I was absolutely soaked through from the rain, but I didn't care. For the first time in a long time, I felt strong while I was running. Nothing was hurting or aching. The air had the yummy rainy summery smell. I felt ALIVE and HAPPY. I just love running so much.
When I got to Lisburn, I only had to run on it for less than a quarter of a mile before turning left onto McCormick and running back to my car. I ran u Ford Farm a little ways to add some distance and make it an even eight miles.
I finished feeling strong, happy, and accomplished. I can't wait to run this route again and take some pictures for you!