Wednesday, October 21, 2015

4.25 Mile Green River Utah Run

Green River Utah Welcome Sign


One of things I like most about traveling is getting up early and sneaking in a run just as the run rises in a new area - particularly an area that people generally overlook.  Faithful readers know I love to capture a town when it hasn't completely awaken yet and on my trip down to Albuquerque I had the chance to log a 4 mile run through the main street of Green River Utah.

Green River is just a map dot on our way down south and to be honest there isn't a whole lot happening there.  It is the last major town before you hit Moab and many people who can't find a hotel / motel in Moab stay here (since it is only 45 minutes away - and significantly cheaper).

I knew I was going to be driving most of the day and eating poorly so despite having a marathon on Sunday, I knew I had to burn a few calories on Friday morning.  So I was up just as the sun was rising, slipped out of the Super 8 Motel, and ran down Main Street, capturing the sites and sounds of Green River.  Normally I only do 2 - 3 miles, but curiosity got the best of me and I did a few more miles than I should've but it was worth getting some of these photos.

I only ran into one other runner who seemed to be dressed in light winter gear.  And here I am plodding away in shorts and a t-shirt.  I guess he was just as surprised as I was in seeing another runner.

Enjoy the scenery!

Sign rising over the mountains to the east

Heading back into town

Historical Marker in front of the Motel 6

Green River

Downtown Green River

A bar? In Green River? You gotta be kidding!?!?

Historical Marker at the city park

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