I did run outside in the winter in the snow but only on a rare occasion because I couldn't push the burley through it.
Today was the first run of the year with Drew! I was so excited.
|This is the best one I could get. I was trying to get him to smile. Not sure what this is expressing!|
I live just 25 minutes or so from Chicago city limits. Our area is suburban but I never would've guessed that there was such a long a trail with this much open space. And once the Palatine trail hits up with the forest preserve trail, you can go for miles and miles.
Our run is usually 3 miles with the "blue" park being the halfway point. Change of plans today. You'll see why!
So kick off your shoes, grab a shamrock shake and follow me!
|Just two blocks from my house is where the trail begins...|
|This is the bridge where I found a $60 Saks Fifth Ave. gift card while running in the snow a couple months ago! Who says running doesn't pay?|
|My view looking down :)|
|A little stream|
|I love the duck crossing sign...|
|After about a mile... The trail is flooded. No worries!|
|We turn around and pass the bus prison? No, it's the Palatine public school transportation hub.|
|Our new destination.|
|He looks so little up there!|
|Back to running. See the park off to the right? This field houses FIVE baseball diamonds and SIX soccer fields. It's HUGE!|
|This is one of those water drainage things. What are they called again?|
|Final stretch. I decided to run the burley through the grass. Ugh.|
I feel great and I didn't have to drive anywhere to get my workout in!
I know a lot of you are runners. Tell me your favorite thing about running!