This week’s Tuesday Topic is:  Share your best running views.   You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Feel free to post any running related blog postRemember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

Happy Tuesday!  I am counting down the days till Winter Break.  This morning I am in a training session for a new math program we plan to pilot for our students.  The one we currently use isn’t really the best so I am excited to hopefully use a better math curriculum.

I love running in Chicago.  Of course my favorite place to run is the lakefront.  The views are amazing!  I haven’t run there in months and truly miss it.  I cannot make it there to run and then be ready to start work at 8:30am.  

For the past couple of months I have been running by my house.  It is so easy to just head out the door and run 5 or 6 miles and be back in time for work.  I like it that it isn’t dark when I head out.  However, that will change once I go back to school.  I will need to be out there again at 6am.  Oh well.

This is one of my routes.  Not my best drawing but it works.  

Sometimes I go a little further north because it is in the area that I am interested in buying a house.  I get excited when I see a sign in the front yard, but it turns out it s a sign congratulating a graduate.  I keep on looking for a house for sale.  I almost bought one last year but someone beat me to it.  Then earlier this year there was one that I wanted to check out but someone else beat me to it too. 

Anyway, here are a few pictures of my running views.  They may not be as exciting as a lakefront view, but to me it is more than that.

This fire station is 2 blocks north from from my house.  Whenever I see it I think about that day last year in March when my mother had a stroke.  Thanks to the paramedics she was quickly rushed to the hospital where “luckily” it was a mild stroke.

This is heading out south.  It is the train station (Orange Line) which takes you to Midway Airport and downtown.  How I loved taking this train when I worked downtown.  This train has taken me to the airport many times (I miss traveling) and to Grant Park for a race.

Running north on Pulaski is my favorite store.  You see it, right?  It is also close to the area I want to live in.  

Pete’s Market is next to Target.  Now you see why I want to live in this area?  Target and Pete’s Market are the two places I shop to get pretty much everything I need.

I’ve run these streets and sidewalks a lot.  I’ve laughed, smiled, and cried while out there.  I’ve mentioned that running is my ME time.  It is the time for me to think or not think and simply enjoy my music.  It gets me ready for the day.  More than even I am thankful for running.  

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18 Comments on Tuesday Topics: My best running views

  1. I would do the same as you, Zenaida, simply walk out my door and run. Your area is a nice running route!
    I hope you will soon find your house in your favourite neighbourhood.
    We should do this topic more often, I really like seeing everyone’s views.

  2. Most of my routes begin at the base of my driveway, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. It’s nice not having to add “driving time” to my already busy mornings LOL Thanks for the tour of your area 😉

    • I agree! I don’t want to drive just to run a short distance. It is hectic in the morning and every minute counts. A few times I’ve run late heading back home and have had a teacher log in and talk to my students in the meantime.

  3. I often begin & end at my house, too. But then we also walk Bandit here. It gets old!

    I can imagine how much you must miss running at the lakefront — I wish I’d been a runner the few times I visited Chicago & been able to do that.

    I miss traveling too. A lot! Hopefully there will be SOMEWHERE in 2021!

  4. I visited Chicago once and loved it. Wish I was a runner back then. I want to go back to do a race!!

    I prefer to drive to where I run. My neighborhood is boring!!

    We have quite a few bike paths but of course, NYC is just a train ride away and my favorite place to run.

  5. This is a fun topic for the link-up, great idea! It’s fun to see everyone’s regular routes. I thought about favorites views I’ve run around the world, but liked the local angle instead! Good luck on the house search!

  6. I love this and I can see why you love running in Chicago! Most of my runs start at my house and I really love that I can go in any direction depending on what I’d like to see. It’s funny but some routes feel shorter than others even if they are the exact same distance. So when I’m feeling tired I’ll do the “short” 10K. Exact same distance but it feels so much shorter. Go figure! I hope 2021 brings your dream house.

  7. My neighborhood is so hilly. I walk from my house daily but don’t often run from there if I can help it! I can’t wait to get back to Chicago to run again and visit my daughter

  8. The majority of my runs start from my house. Unless I have a really long distance to run, I don’t see a need to spend time driving someplace else! You have some great places to look at on your runs. Happy almost break time! 🙂

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