Why Albuquerque?

A lot of people ask me why I chose to move to Albuquerque. I don’t have a very good answer for that, but look, this is where I go running. This part of the Sandia Foothills is an easy one mile jog from my house:


These pictures don’t really do it justice. There are a ton of trails and it’s really gorgeous.

And guess how many lungfuls of car exhaust or cigarette smoke I inhale while I am running here? ZERO LUNGFULS!

Guess how many asshats get in my way to comment on my running attire? ZERO ASSHATS!

Albuquerque has over 24,000 acres of Open Space and most of the daily maintenance is done by volunteers. People here are heavy into outdoor recreation.

I am not heavy into outdoor recreation, but I appreciate the views and the solitude.


  1. teampoop says:

    you wore THAT to post this blog?


  2. WTF Pancakes says:

    It’s the exact sort of desolate outdoors that I adore. I’m jealous.


  3. T E Stazyk says:

    Looks like you wouldn’t have to worry about getting caught in the rain very often either! How cold does it get there?


    1. Elizabeth says:

      We do have a winter, for sure, but it is a short one. I think the coldest it got this winter was in the 20s, and didn’t stay there very long. The sun is pretty intense by afternoon, so it’s cold at night and in the mornings, and then the sun comes out.


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