The Charlottesville Running Company is running a weekly contest between now and Christmas. The following is my entry:
My favorite walk is down at Riverview Park. This section of the Rivanna trail has everything from the roar of traffic to the almost quiet of the forest to the sounds of the river. Between the birds (including a flock of geese), cicadas and the regular deep croak of a bullfrog, it’s never a quiet place, especially in the summer. The views are astounding: glimpses of the river, flowering undergrowth coupled with the rear entrances of businesses and derelict panel trucks that stare right at you. All of that is forgotten when you enter into the unusual sounds and sight of the 250 bridge. Best of all I love the bit of that “runners high” I get towards the end, an end that always feels like the beginning of something new and refreshed.