Scavenger Hunt {2}

Last week, I decided to start doing some scavenger hunts on my easy runs (check out this post, if you need more background info). I thought it sounded like a lot of fun, and I was really hoping it would help me go easier on my easy runs. It’s only been one week, but so far…success on both fronts!

My list of 5 items included:

A Shovel

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That yellow thing under the steps is the shovel….I promise.

A Green Lawn

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No shortage of these this time of year.

An Out-of-Season Decoration

Its a little glare-y, but icicle lights! Also, this pizza place is under new management and I’m excited to try it.

A Pond

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It’s called Shoe Pond, in case you were wondering.

A Bench

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Multiple benches because I am an over-achiever.

I think I did pretty good. The Shovel and Out-of-Season Decoration were the two tricky ones, but neither managed to allude me! The pond is one I regularly run by on my long runs, so I didn’t even have to alter my running routes to see it.


I had a good time on the hunt, so I’m doing it again this week. This time, the random number generator selected numbers: 29, 70, 39, 51, & 20 from my master list, leaving us to find:

HuntList2I’m not really sure how I’m going to get a picture of #4. If I spot a pair of these, I imagine they will be moving along too quickly to snap a photo. Perhaps I need to get my own orange running shoes?

Feel free to join in the hunt! (the “rules”)

If you joined in last week, how did you do on your Scavenger Hunt? 

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12 thoughts on “Scavenger Hunt {2}

  1. Nice!! Those are great pictures, I especially love the sky in the photos for a green lawn and a bench. Gorgeous! I managed to find all 5 as well… kind of. The out-of-season decoration was a stretch, and I’m kicking myself now because I ran by a tree strung with icicle lights 3 times this week and didn’t even consider it! 🙂 I’m going to post my hunt photos on my blog soon!

    • Thanks! It’s hard getting out in the morning, but it is really pretty at that time of day. I felt like my out of season decoration was a stretch, too because I would argue that icicle lights are okay any time of year. I actually saw a snowman decoration in someone’s yard a few days after the icicle lights picture, but I was in a groove and not prepared to stop and take a picture of it. I can’t wait to see your post!

    • Nice pictures, Amy! I found only two of the items, shovel and bench(es) but knew where to find the rest. Turns out my neighbour has a string of those icicle lights in his window but since I didn’t find it running I guess it doesn’t count😉 Looking forward to this weeks hunt😃😃

      • Nice! I really thought the shovel was going to be the tough one, but it seems that we didn’t have any problems with it. Good luck with this week’s list!

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  4. This sounds like it would make my easy runs a little more interesting and fun! I’m going to try this on Thursday possibly (my easy run was supposed to be this morning but I stayed up to late and couldn’t get going this AM.) I’m supposed to Tempo on Thursday so we’ll see. If not this week, count me in for Week 3!

    • It definitely helped me on my easy run last week. I needed a little bit of distraction to keep me from running too fast. Glad to have you playing along!

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