Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chicago Lakeshore Run

Lincoln Park Trail
Chicago, Illinois
Mileage 15.17
Time - 1:45
AEG - Zero

There were several things to be excited about as I returned to the city following a three and a half year absence. Visiting family was at the top of the list, along with a run by the lake, throwing the football around at North Ave Beach, walking through the green grass, riding bikes, watching a little baseball, and finding the nearest Caribou coffee.

Now let's talk about that run. Starting out, my legs felt good enough to put 4 or 5 miles in, after getting on the bike path, the excitement carried me through another 10. Other than the pavement, traffic, humidity, and crowds of runners and cyclists, it was a great run. The city skyline makes for an awesome visual backdrop, the vibrant blue color of Lake Michigan is quite refreshing, and the sheer volume of people exercising in one place is very motivating. Talk about a sensory overload!

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