Sunday, August 1, 2010

ITP Training Walk

This weekend, I had the pleasure of going on a training walk with @kscincotta.  The plan for 10 miles turned into 11.5, but you won't hear any complaints out of me.  Kristen is not only a wonderful training walk buddy, she knows her way around some great walking spots in Atlanta.  Our walk took us in a figure-eight sort of path, with  her place as the center of where the two loops met.  I took a few pictures along the way and wanted to share the beauty of this fair city.  I honestly have no idea what or where some of these things, are.  I'll have to pass the baton to Kristen to help me out there.  But I am sure of this: It's ITP Atlanta.

City Views
A pretty view of the city-scape
Peachtree Art
A group of statues along Peachtree
Piedmont Park Lamp post
This emblem was on a lamp post just outside Piedmont Park.  Neither Kristen nor I had any idea what it was about.  Thanks to Flags of the World, I found out that this emblem is actually on the Atlanta City flag.  It depicts a phoenix rising from the ashes and the inscription "Resurgens 1847-1865".  "Resurgens" means "rising again" and the first date is the year the city's 1st charter was granted and the second date signifies the year of the "beginning of the city's rehabilitation after its destruction by the Federal armies in 1864." (Atlanta City Ordinance 52-102 (825))
I love a sense of humor
I love a sign with a sense of humor.

Before I'm done, I just have to give a really big "Thanks!" to Kristen.  She not only joined me for a 11+ mile walk, she showed this suburbanite the charms and beauty that my nearby city has to offer.  I am always SO lost when I go inside the perimeter, and I still have very little idea where I was without looking at my walk map, but this little taste makes me want to go back (and soon!) to explore some more.

Happy walking!


  1. What a lucky girl to have Kristen, the celebrity and expert walker, take you on a guided walk of ITP! The have only been ITP four times since moving to NE Georgia 7 years ago, and two of those times occurred in the last 6 months. Walk on, Julie!

  2. Awh, thank you!! You made the 11.5 miles fly by!

    For those who were wondering, the first leg of the walk took us through Ansley Park (that's the Ansley Golf Club in the first picture) and Midtown Atlanta while the second leg was in Morningside and the Virginia Highlands. Some of my favorite places to walk, I was quite excited to share!

    Also, thanks for the info about the crest - very interesting!

    You were wonderful company my dear! I can't wait to do it again (except with more stretching this time!).

    ~ Kristen

  3. Heidi- yuppers, Kristen is one rockin' walking buddy. I can't wait to Walker Stalk ATL with her this fall! It's gonna be a hoot! We'll definitely have to plan more #3DayTweep training walks so we can all spend some quality time together. ITP and OTP

    Thanks for the info. Like I said in the post, to me, it's all just ITP. But it was lurvely, that's for sure! I can't wait to see more, plus eat and drink and shop at some of the places we passed along the second leg of our trip. Plans must be made for more visits walking or stretching required!