After a damp and rainy walking tour the day before, I decided to get out for a run in the sun in Budapest.

There were so many routes that I wanted to do in Budapest: there’s Margaret Island, a parkland oasis in the middle of the Danube, the castle district, the citadel, not to mention a huge tract of land just the the west of the city that would make for some excellent trail running.  In order to get a view of a few of these, I opted to do a loop in the city along the Danube.  It was a great run, nice and flat allowing me to see how much speed I have left in my legs (not much!).  It seemed like the whole city was out enjoying the day.  This was a bit of a problem as I got to the second bridge crossing.  As it’s the oldest and most historic bridge, it was filled with people, and definitely throttled down my run.

Still, it was a great run with some gorgeous scenery.

Date: 29 July 2016
Distance: 5.0 km
Time: 29:16
Location: Budapest, Hungary