Lake Shore Drive

I have taken the last few days off, recovering and drinking beer in Chicago.  I got up this morning and headed out of my hotel for the Lake Shore Drive trail.  I have never run in Chicago before and had no idea what to expect.

I started the trail just north of the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.  Running north with just my trusty timex. 

Wow there were people everywhere!  Cyclist, runners, and walkers.  This was way cool.

I ran to the right of the bike lane. Cyclist were zooming by.  They were like cars on the highway. 

On the way north, I ran past Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and the North Avenue Beach.  As I went by the beach I saw triathlete pulling up on their bike with wet suites in hand.   They were swimming the length of the beach.  Very cool, I wish we had someplace to swim besides the concrete pools.

I turned around after  40 minutes, and headed back.  I enjoyed taking in the skyline and the lake.  People did not seem as friendly as my small town of 100,000.  No waves, no nods, but then again if you did you would have been worn out from that.

I haven’t run this far in a while, but it felt good and I could have gone farther, if time allowed.

Chicago was a awesome place to run, and I would put it up on my list of top ten runs.