One of the best assets of my hometown, Sapporo, is the Shiroishi Cycling Road. There are other ones in Sapporo, such as the one along the Toyohira River, but this one is definitely the best.
This road had been a railroad up until about 40 years ago, and therefore, there are only a few traffic lights in its 20 km way to the neighboring town. It goes through residential areas and there are many playgrounds along the road with tap water and restroom facility. Who could ask for more to run?
Running on this road is always a joy. I don’t think that I could become capable of running a half-marathon if it were not for this cycling road.
I love running because it brings me inner peace. It really does.