Grab your running shoes friends, because today, we’re going out for a run around my neighborhood (okay, well, it’s not MY neighborhood anymore, but it was for almost 20 years, so that has to count for something).
Lucky for us, the weather is perfect, and my legs remember the way!
We’ll start by running up by KU’s football stadium, which is a mere block away. Homecoming is this weekend, so you can count on some quality drinking happening on campus, and at least one drunken student to tell you how good you look while running. I’ll take the ego boost.
You are kind enough to not laugh too hard when I stumble on all of the brick sidewalks in Old West
I don’t escape as easily when I slip on wet leaves a little while later… I’m not the most aware runner sometimes.
Because it’s Kansas, I’m not too surprised we have to stop for a train
The conductor gave us a thumbs up when we waved in case you were curious.
I also route us towards my favorite historic landmark
Hugh Cameron was a bit of an odd duck. An abolitionist, free stater and early suffragist, Cameron spent much of the last 40 years of his life as a recluse, only coming out of his cave (in the literal, not figurative, sense) every four years to make a trek by foot to the Inauguration in Washington D.C.. He lived in a tree house on this spot for the last two years of his life.
Onward towards the Kansas River! There is currently a breast cancer awareness campaign going on that I wanted to check out…
Gotta love it
After a brief foray across the Kaw, we headed towards home, but not without making a detour through the train park
And marveling at how pretty the trees are
At this point we realize that we are locked out of my parents house and have to borrow a neighbor’s copy to get in through the backdoor. Whoops.
Now, I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve just ran 6 miles, and I could really use a shower, so I’ll catch you on the flip! Make it a great day!