Oct 12, 2012

Distance today = 50.72 km; Total distance = 13,052.76 km; Location = Scranton – 41 27.272′ N, 75 38.906′ W; Start time = 0813, Finish time = 1558


It was a wintery day – just perfect for running. And I’m getting back into the top end of the Appalachian Mountains, with the hills popping up more regularly.

I finished the day in the town of Scranton, which happens to be VP Joe Biden’s home town. It’s a very hilly and quite picturesque region, but the lack of consideration by town planners for pedestrians remains a problem. Coming into town, I ran through suburbs where residents would need to have driven just to see a neighbour two doors down. Seriously, there was nowhere to go but into the traffic, and it was heavy. No wonder I see no-one running, or even walking. It must surely be one of the contributors to the obesity problem.

If you haven’t already, check out the video above. I think you’ll like it.