A Run Around Town

run5I absolutely love to be outdoors! Whenever I have a free moment sans kids, I like to take advantage of the chance to run off the frustrations I face each day as a single, stay-at-home, homeschooling momma -because there are many. The free time to think, breathe, enjoy peace and quiet, get fresh air and sunshine, as well as get your blood pumping…it just makes you feel good about yourself! I don’t think I ever appreciated Baton Rouge until I began running. I lived in Houston as a child (one of the many places I have lived) and have always wanted to get back to a “big city”. I associated “downtowns” with high-rise offices and a beautiful skyline.

I just couldn’t really appreciate what I saw of our downtown from afar, but the beauty of Baton Rouge lies hidden along the streets of our downtown: the colors, the styles, the history. It will capture your soul better than any sky-scraper ever could.

There are plenty of places to run in Baton Rouge, but downtown has quickly become my favorite! I really enjoy the hills, the stairs, the different terrains, as well as all of the beautiful architecture to look at along the way. I never truly realized how beautiful our downtown is! I try to run several times a week, and never get bored of the sites. In fact, I often stop to take pictures along the way. With gorgeous weather in the not-so-distant future, check out the local running clubs- like Happy’s Running Club–  or just head out on your own (or with a running partner and a camera)! You can take advantage of free live concerts, First Sunday’s of the month when museum admissions are free, and even run through the set of movies being filmed (I may actually be seen in a few). If you get hungry, you don’t have to worry about being sweaty, just pull up a chair at an outdoor table in one of many wonderful restaurants or even grab a fresh snack from the farmer’s market. Cool off with a run through the fountains or grab a shady seat in North Boulevard Town Square. You really don’t want to miss the beauty our downtown has to offer!

Seriously, it is beautiful


 What is your favorite downtown view?

Krista is a single momma to 3 wonderful littles! She has a six-year-old autistic son, a five-year-old daughter who suffers from a seizure disorder, a very lively three-year-old son, and uses these experiences to support and encourage other mothers in raising their children. She is a homeschooler turned public schooler (probably turning homeschooler again at some point) and devotes much of her time to researching the art of learning which leaves her passionate about helping other mothers become involved in their children’s education. A bookworm with a personal library boasting close to 1,000 books, she is in the process of authoring several books to add to the world’s collection. She uses her blogging at The Mommy Calling as a ministry to encourage, inspire, and share her heart with other moms. Her life also includes her work with the local human trafficking epidemic and working with women around the world to promote a healthy view of motherhood, homemaking, and homeschooling. Krista’s goal is to, first and foremost, spend each day living life with her children. She has vowed to live each and every day with all-out purpose and passion, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary!



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