Running the Bosphorus Sea, Istanbul

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The best way to see a country, unless you are pressed for time, is to travel on foot – William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style

Bosphorus Istanbul Turkey 2013 Run 22 Feb Sequence (40)

“I love to run”

“Ew.”

Over the years, this exchange has taken place so frequently and with such ardor that it has earned a soft spot in my heart — thanks world, kick a puppy lately? It’s time to address “Ew’s” cousin (and second most popular response), “why?” 

To answer the question, I brought a camera on a run between the First Bosphorus Bridge and the Fatih  Sultan Mehmet Bridge along the Bosphorus Sea.

Bosphorus Istanbul Turkey 2013 Run 22 Feb Sequence (29)

It’s a fair question. I admit. Getting out to run is, well, it’s rather, sometimes, really…poopy.

If you like tearing yourself out of a warm and satisfying sleep to hit cold concrete, a morning run for you.

If you like pounding your knees, legs, and feet into solid cement, running is physical…

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