Dec 09

The New House

Well, it’s official! Husband Saign and I are proud(ish) homeowners! We bought our first home!

One of the best things about our new home is its new location! Not only do we no longer live next to a burglar (always a bonus), but our neighborhood is much quieter, much more walkable, and much safer!

This means big things for running! At our old house, there was one 3-mile loop that I could run alone and feel safe. (This made running kind of difficult). If I had a long-run scheduled, I would drive to another neighborhood to run, because I didn’t feel safe in our neighborhood without Ada the Dog along with me, and she can’t really run more than 10 miles at a time.

Ada the Dog on our new running route. She will not look at the camera. She will not.

Ada the Dog on our new running route. She will not look at the camera. She will not.

At the new house, not only do I feel much safer out running, but there are lots of fun and pretty things to see! It’s been a great change!

What are your favorite things to see along a running route? (For me, it’s definitely water…be it a lake, an ocean, or a river, I find water to be calming).



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  1. Allie

    CONGRATS!!!! It looks amazingly beautiful and I’m so glad you’re all settled and can spend the holidays in your new (safe!) home.
    I feel completely safe (probably too safe) running anywhere around my home and ‘hood. We live in the middle-of-nowhere where I’m more likely to get trampled by a deer then run into an actual human…except for the hunters. They scare me a little but I can avoid routes that are popular and I always wear BIGHT hats:-)

    1. runfundone

      Oh yeah! Don’t get mixed up with a deer! Stay safe out there!

  2. Abby @ Change of Pace

    Congratulations!! Buying a house is so exciting, and even more so when it’s a safer neighbourhood!
    K- your new run route includes the ocean? Totally jealous!

    1. runfundone

      It’s not really the ocean! It’s Puget Sound, so it’s salt water, but not ocean! It’s still has ocean creatures though, which is fun…Ada the Dog recently was absolutely smitten with a seal that we met while out, and went swimming around in circles, trying to figure out where the seal went!

  3. Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies

    Nice! Running routes were a big priority for me when we were buying our house and I totally hit the jackpot. My favorite routes take me from home to the beach (2 miles) and then up and down the beach through beautiful residential communities (or along the beach) where there are water fountains ever 2 miles or so. It’s absolutely perfect to get some long mileage in.

    1. runfundone

      Yeah, besides the safety issues, there was one 3 mile route near my house that I felt safe running without the dog…but it’s hard when you run a three mile loop to not go in your house and sit down! It’s much better to have a long route that doesn’t bring you back anywhere near your house until the end of your run!

  4. Newlyweds ona Budget

    congrats on the new house! We def plan on being homeowners, but it may take us a few years

  5. Jefferson

    Oooh.. We moved this past summer and having a “walkable” neighborhood is such a huge improvement. When the weather is nice outside, we are always out and about, and it is so much better for running..

    1. runfundone

      I agree! The one difficulty I have is that the walkable grocery store is more expensive than my “normal” grocery store! I actually think that the gas is probably worth the savings (because the “normal” grocery store is still less than 2 miles away).

      I walked to work today for the first time, which was AWESOME! I’m all about it now!

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