10 Best Runs

If I ever compile a list of great runs, Spring Lake, New Jersey would be in the top 10. Spring Lake is a beautiful, elegant, well-mannered town on the Jersey shore — Plenty of old (and new) money, no Snookie here!

The boardwalk runs for 2 miles over the length of the Spring Lake ocean front. As a matter of fact, it is the longest, non-commercial boardwalk on the Jersey Shore. Today I started at the south end and ran north. It was great, pretty homes to my left and the Atlantic Ocean to my right. It was early and there was a warm breeze blowing toward me, keeping me cool. Of course once I turned around at the Spring Lake/Belmar town line, I was left with the heat and no breeze. It was hot, but I kept looking out at the ocean and I knew that since it was still early and the beach wasn’t yet open, so still free (it’s a NJ thing), I could run down and get my feet wet at the end of the run.

Even though I would get sand in my shoes, and to quote Larry David, “sand stays in your shoes for 100 years”. I went ahead and walked down to the ocean and got splashed up to my shorts! Ah did that feel good…and the water was warmer than it EVER gets in NH!


  1. […] a prior post, I described one of my favorite runs — on the boardwalk in Spring Lake, NJ. Today I want to add the Newcastle, NH to my list of favorites. What a wonderful run! From my house […]

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