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Kostroma

Running tourism is probably my favorite, at least lately. I really enjoy walking around the town and running these same streets as well. Running and walking makes a new perspective and I can also mention cycling through the streets feels different as well. This time we were not alone but accompanied with our friend who chose this town to run their first ever half. They did just fine and I am proud of them. I was waiting for them on the finish line and felt so amazing seeing them all happily crossing the line. The track is very flat and I enjoyed it a lot. Also the organizers of this run are one of my personal favorites, they always are super attentive and fun.


Kostroma is known is cheese capital of Russia but I wouldn't be proud of that name, really because cheese in Russia is not something to be proud of at least a little. It is also a town closely tied with Ostrovsky, one of grand classic writers of Russia. River Volga divides on two halves with one being historical and other is mostly living places. As usual for many towns of Russia there are many cute, quaint and also quite pompous churches and cathedrals but a number of old houses and buildings also left. I was in love with wooden window trims. If you are ever in Russia pay attention to the old houses, most of them have curious window trims (I do hope I am using the proper term here, by the way), it was the way people made their place more beautiful and people were proud of this little details.















As usual after a long run I wore a dress. I don't know why but I love it when my legs are free so I almost never wear pants or shorts after a long run. This one is pretty old but it's very comfortable and the color makes it very easy to see me on the street. A very useful feat if you ask me, because I wanted to see my friends after the run and it was not that easy to find each other



I was wearing:
Topshop dress (very old)
same old Adidas flip flops

Oyosho shorts
Asics Noosa FF
Cep socks and gaiters
themed t-shirts of the run

 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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Comments

  1. Yay, I am happy that you finished a half marathon. I can't even do that well. Kostroma seems like a idyllic place with lots of nice views. I wonder what kind of cheese and restaurants that relate to cheese that I can find in Kostroma.

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    1. tons! actually, most of the places has partnership with cheese makers and they offer unique tastes and cheese plates. also there are 'cheese farms', it's something a lot like winery but with cheese

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  2. How wonderful! Congratulations! This looks like a really incredible place. All of the pictures you shared are just beautiful.
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  3. I haven't heard the term 'running tourism' before but what a good way to visit and get around such lovely places. Looking at your photos, Kostroma looks like such a gorgeous place for the four of you to spend time. I would love to visit Russia one day and in particular the smaller, beautiful towns like this one.

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    1. if you do visit Russia one day, it's very simple to find such towns. There is a premade route called Golden Ring.

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  4. I love the architecture! It looks amazing!

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  5. Wow how amazing! I’ve never heard of running tourism but it sounds like so much fun!

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  6. I've never heard of running tourism, thanks for the introduction Lyosha!

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    1. it's when you travel somewhere for a run. so you get to check out the museums, sightseeing etc and also run. it actually shift perspective, because you get to run on the streets after you walked there and the place looks totally different. Also it gives you extra motivation to visit smaller place, you might otherwise feel too lazy to visit at all. It's pretty popular in Europe and started being a thing in Russia may be five years back

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  7. Wow the weather looks so nice there, and I miss running!! The places you visit look lovely as ever.

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  8. Looks like a great little place. I can't run for nothing but I love cycling so I would have chosen the bike! Well done on these pictures too - you should take up photography! Super stuff!

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  9. I really miss running. However, it's the first time I'm hearing about Running tourism. I'll look into it.

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    1. it's when you travel somewhere for a run. so you get to check out the museums, sightseeing etc and also run. it actually shift perspective, because you get to run on the streets after you walked there and the place looks totally different. Also it gives you extra motivation to visit smaller place, you might otherwise feel too lazy to visit at all

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  10. That sounds lovely! I am glad you had a great time and you look awesome in that dress.

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  11. Love the architecture in this post. I would love to go travelling again sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!!! Great post.

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  12. The cutest little town! I love this! What great pics

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  13. Congratulations on your marathon. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  14. I've never heard of running tourism before but that sounds quite interesting. That places looks absolutely amazing and Congratulation.

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  15. not only does the architecture look amazing, so does the weather! congrats and glad you got to experience the run ; )

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  16. The pictures have attracted me so much to venture this amazing destination. I am especially in for places which are rich in history, culture, heritage, and architecture. Glad that I came across this blog.

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  17. Awesome place to visit. I like the statue in this place, looks cool. Definitely worth a visit. Thank you for sharing!!

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  18. Wow! You made me want to visit that place soon. I hope to visit that place after this pandemic. Thank you for sharing this.

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  20. Kostroma is a charming place. based on the photos you shared. congratulations for finishing the run.

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  21. You mention that this is the cheese capital of Russia. Could you show up some cheese of Kostroma in future posts? I love cheese!

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    1. I didn't actually take photos of the cheese there. It looks just like any other cheese. Their trademark is semi-hard cheese with smallish holes, named after the town. They have nice young soft cheeses as well like Valencay for example, it taste a lot like original

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  22. Great job! And how wonderful it is to visit such a beautiful place on foot! Looks like you had a great time! - Knycx Journeying

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  23. What a lovely place to visit! I also never wear dresses when I want my legs to feel free.

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  24. Kostroma looks like such a lovely city to visit and spend some time. It is funny how things look different when you're walking or running. I think the same thing about day and night. Like I can almost get lost if I'm only familiar with a place in the day time and going at night. Your dress is lovely, and such a vibrant color!

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