Running the world

Ask anyone who knows me personally and they’ll tell you, I’m not the best runner. However, that doesn’t stop me from trying. It’s one of the easiest ways to exercise on the road, you don’t need equipment and best of all? It’s free.

Right now, I’m in Singapore. I’m only here for a short time – 5 days – but I’ve packed my running gear. Here’s why: You never know what you might see.

To prove this, I wanted to share some of the photos I’ve taken running during my most recent world travels. All of the photos in this post were shot with my iPhone4, taken with me when I run.

Starting with a run in Lund, Sweden. After a gorgeous afternoon visiting friends, I went for a run before settling in for the evening. If not for that decision, I would never have seen this view.

Just another reason why no-one regrets exercise:

Taken on a run in Lund, Sweden

Visiting family in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, I went for a run just prior to a storm and ended up with taking some shots along the way. Here are two of my favourites:

When sailing in the Ionian Islands in Greece, I woke up earlier than most of my travelling companions and would head out for a run to see the port first thing and get my bearings:

I also hit the footpath when in Oxford, United Kingdom:

Even when I’m at home, I’m surprised by the beauty that constantly surrounds us. I might be biased, but you just have to look for it. Can you really argue with me?

Rushcutter’s Bay, SydneyBondi Beach, Sydney

Ok, so it probably helps that my exercise in Sydney always occurs around sunrise. That said, it remains gorgeous in the afternoons:

Hyde Park, Sydney

I can’t wait to head out for a run and see what I might find in Singapore. Stay tuned!

What is the best thing you’ve seen when out exercising?

The Healthy Globetrotter


9 thoughts on “Running the world

  1. Chris Mc

    Hey Leah,

    Hope you’re having an awesome time in Singapore. I’m heading there for a bit of a getaway in Feb, so I’d love your feedback of some good spots to check out!

    My favourite place to go for a jog whenever I travel, is Perth. In particular, I usually make it a habit of going for a jog around sunset after a long day. I jog from the CBD out to Burswood casino and back. They have an excellent running track along the Swan River, and you can take in all of the fresh air and the views. I’ve taken some really cool photos (coincidently on my iPhone 4 too!) of the sun setting over the WACA! I’m hopefully heading back next month šŸ™‚

    Safe travels,


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  3. jennifernon

    Even when Iā€™m at home, Iā€™m surprised by the beauty that constantly surrounds us. I might be biased, but you just have to look for it. –> I definitely agree. I always find something to photograph when I leave the house. It may not be picture perfect pretty, but it’s still beautiful in some way nonetheless.

  4. thehealthyglobetrotter Post author

    So true. I’ve taken to carrying my camera (I recently purchased a small one as i find it impractical to carry a DSLR to many places) pretty much everywhere recently. Between that and my iPhone, i’m probably a little snap happy! oh well šŸ™‚

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