This week’s Tuesday Topic is: What are some of the best things you’ve seen at a race or a run?  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

How is it Tuesday already?  I had parent/teacher conferences yesterday and it was EXHAUSTING.  I had 13 appointments with parents and 11 showed up.  I got home after 7pm and I didn’t have any wine and I was too tired to make a martini.  🙂

Anyway, back to this post.  As you already know I enjoy taking pictures.  Read along to see some of the fun things I saw on my run.  Nothing really specific but a few pictures of things that made me smile.

Two weeks ago I mentioned how now that the snow is melting, I’ve been seeing so much garbage out there.  I took these pictures of an area that literally made me stop and stare.  I could not believe it.  

On Saturday I ran by there again and stopped.  There were workers cleaning up the area.  I don’t know where exactly they were from but I stopped to talk to one of them.  He also could not believe how much trash there was.  I also thanked him.  He told me that they were going to several other places to clean it up. 

It looks much better.

Then I saw this.  I used to play this a lot when I was a kid.  

Saw this yesterday.  I love seeing kids’ artwork on the sidewalk.  

No pictures here but on Saturday’s run I got to the corner and almost bumped into a woman walking two dogs.  We were both freaked out.  However, not one of the dogs barked at me.  Usually whenever I see dogs while out running, they bark at me.  Then I saw a couple walking their dog and I crossed the street to avoid having the dog bark at me.  The man stopped walking and told me that he had the number of a place where I could go get vaccinated.  I smiled.  I thanked him and told him that I was already vaccinated.  I do appreciate him helping others (total strangers) to get the vaccine.

This was from yesterday’s run.  It reminds me of a friends that still have their Christmas tree inside their house but decorate it according to the season or holiday.

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20 Comments on Tuesday Topics: Best things I’ve seen on a run

  1. It’s fun coming across art, on the street or in people’s yards! I Love seeing kids’ art, too…sidewalk art is so creative! I haven’t done it in awhile, but I’ll take a garbage with me and “plog” sometimes while I run. It’s disgusting what gets left behind!

  2. Littering is something I absolutely detest! I find it such a dirty and selfish act. SO happy you thanked those guys for cleaning it up, they are not always recognised for their efforts. Well done on getting through those parent-teacher sessions. I have two appointments lined up this week for my kids!

  3. That is so wonderful that people were cleaning up the trash! There does seem to be a lot more of it, as if society is breaking down. 🙁

    Bandit probably wouldn’t bark at you but he’d pull to get to you, because apparently he thinks any female that’s running is me; he’s a weird dog. Lola might’ve barked at you, but she was more likely to bark at other dogs.

    Hugs on the parent/teacher conferences. At least that’s done for a while!

  4. Why do people dump trash in snow? What a good thing that your community responded quickly and got it tidied up.

    So kind of that man who wanted to tell you about the vaccine. Getting a vaccine in Switzerland is quite difficult as there is a shortage. My parents, both over 80, have their first shot next week. They have been waiting since January. They are so happy that they finally got the appointment!

  5. I love sidewalk art from kids – or adults! When there were virtual races going on more in the summer, I’d see a lot of chalk words of encouragement that were fun.

    Glad the garbage is getting taken care of!

    • That is great about the trash. It is everywhere here. This morning I saw that someone dropped/spilled their coffee. Do you think that person picked up the cup and put it in the garbage can? No. Oh, and this was close to the alley.

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