Running In Sacramento – Murals

Today was my long run for the week. I woke up at 5:40am! Yay for me…I mean, I woke up to pee but I had to be up in 10 minutes anyway so I decided I may as well get ready. I was a little worried for this run because I was out of my GU Roctane Energy Gel  (mistake number uno) so I went to the Dollar Tree (mistake number dos) to get some gummy bears. Here is some advice: If you are going to use gummy bears for fuel for a long run go to a regular grocery store & buy the brand name gummies. The Dollar Store gummy bears tasted like plastic. Nasty. Nevertheless, I feel like they did their job. I will, however, be stocking up on GU Gels. I just don’t care for the idea of eating candy when I’m running; not to mention I don’t really like candy.

Check out my long run!

CIM Training Long Run – 10 miles by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.

On my run today I took a lot of pictures (some of these are from previous runs) of murals. Sacramento has some great art through out the city. Its fun to see, take pictures of and just enjoy. It makes the city unique; other cities do this as well, but I especially like the art that is unique to Sacramento.

Like this one:


I like this one because it reminds me of my sister. We drove by it one day & she mentioned that she liked it.


This I find HILARIOUS! It is on the side of an apartment building. Why? I feel like only crazy cat ladies can live here…hey, maybe its perfect for me!


This is a colorful one on the side of a market


This one is HUGE! And my favorite part of it is the cute pug 🙂




Kinda strange & gross, you can’t really see them in this picture but there are maggots with a rotting apple tree. Still cool though.


I like the owl.



This is a really pretty colorful mural on a building on 16th & J



Has anyone seen the movie Candyman??


I love the colors in this one, especially the green.


ATTENTION: If you wan the BEST fried chicken wings of your life come here!! Sandra Dee’s BBQ. Amazing! I also love all the blues/soul/jazz singers they have painted on their building. Seriously, how cool is this?!


Another cool musician one. This is on the side of a hair salon.


The main reason I decided to do my “Running In Sacramento” posts is to show how great this city is! Sometimes I feel like it gets a bad rap. When I moved here a few people asked why and said it was a dirty city full of crime. I don’t know what city they are talking about (okay, it has its homeless issues & crime but what city doesn’t?) but it isn’t as bad as some people think. First off – there are races just about every month in or around the city, the running community here is awesome! We have rivers, parks, theater, basketball (for now), baseball, museums, yummy food & drinks…Sacramento is close to the mountains and close to the coast. I ❤ it here!

Keep checking back for more running in Sacramento posts, I have some good ones coming!


6 thoughts on “Running In Sacramento – Murals

  1. The murals are so cool! I live in the Mission District in SF so I’m surrounded by murals too. They make the neighborhood so festive 🙂 It’s great you have so much pride in your city!

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