We have been doing a lot of exploring on the Maryville Alcoa Greenway lately.
This week has been pretty awesome and we’ve traveled to the greenway a lot. My wife and I went to the Maryville Alcoa Greenway on Monday. She rode her road bike next to me while I ran 12.8 miles. It was fantastic.
Then on Tuesday, we went back to the Maryville Alcoa Greenway to run with the Foothill Striders group on the Maryville side. Before the group run, we did the same as Monday. My wife biked next to me while I ran This time we went 8.2 miles, then I ran 4.1 more miles with the group.
My grandma came into town from Ohio, also, to see us and our tiny house on wheels for a few days. During her time here, we absolutely knew we needed to take her to the beautiful lookout point on the lake near our house. So we did just that. Initially it was supposed to rain the whole time she was in town, but the weather turned out to be perfect and the short hike to the trail was much appreciated by us all since she was in her car all day. It was a beautiful day to go see the gorgeous look out, smooth water. We even saw a snake on the trail. It scurried off into the trees once it saw us. It was nothing to be scared of.
We also took her out to walk around the Maryville Alcoa Greenway. It’s such a fantastic place to walk around. The greenway trail goes maybe 10 miles or so, maybe more. We walked just over 3 miles on it today before the sun and humidity came out and really warmed things up.
Although it was a short visit, we really enjoyed having her. My grandma was the first guest to stay the night on our tiny house since we decided to move across the country to Tennessee. She seems to have enjoyed her stay with us. We had lots of laughs and great memories in her visit here.
Next week there will not be any trips to run or bike on the Maryville Alcoa Greenway since it will be the week of the Horse Capital Marathon in Lexington, Kentucky. I am glad we were able to go out and explore the greenway system so we could see how it connects, where to cross, what turns to make, etc. It was a great learning experience and we’ll definitely be going back in the future.