Monday, November 22, 2010

If it keeps on rainin', levee's gonna break

I had the opportunity to air out the 5F this weekend for a 5 mile run along the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway, which lies along the top of the levee:

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The trail is paved, with narrow strips of gravel to either side and flat expanses of grass beyond those, so a runner has a choice of surface.  This was my first 5 mile run in a few weeks, and it felt pretty nice.

I passed a few solitary fellow travelers, including two separate folks who apparently found the top of the levee the best place to have extended cell phone conversations and a Jane Goodall looking lady with a camera snapping pics of the marshy areas to the west.

It was a beautiful day and a nice run, and the best part is that after running among the green and the glimpses of water, you are greeted by a Fed Ex depot at one end and a super WalMart at the other!


  1. That looks like a great place to run, or at least to have an extended phone conversation. The content of those conversations must have been dopplered by your pace, right?

    Is the integrity of those levees actually in question, or was that a song lyric I wish I could recognize?

  2. @Adan: From Led Zeppelin "IV", When the Levee Breaks.