Running has been a very frequent topic on my blog over the years– from being very dedicated to the sport, to taking time off, to regaining my love of running recently.
Lately, I have been running around my new neighborhood, which has been great for me. It makes running seem new and fun. It gives me a way to explore and exercise at the same time, which is awesome. I always find cute murals, restaurants I want to try, or streets I want to run down next time. I think being in a new place has helped me continue to love running, like I have been working on since the beginning of the summer.
I hope to find some trails nearby to run and also do long runs into other areas of Chicago. I feel like it’s really nice that public transportation is so prevalent here because if I run far one way, I can always hop on a train or bus home. I also hope Connor runs with me more often. We went on a run together the other night and it was really fun to show him where I have been running and also just talk about our days.
I do kind of miss running in the familiar places at home. Since I ran cross country all through middle and high school, I ran pretty much everywhere in my town, so there was always a place to go. I honestly miss the track at my high school the most though, just because it’s easy to get to, easy to track distance, and there are bleachers I can run after my actual run!
Where is your favorite place to run? How do you explore your city?