Urban Outdoor Space to Enjoy Summer
Just a few years ago, this stretch along the Chicago River was nothing but a desolate stretch of concrete and boarding areas for boat cruises. (In fact, if you go to Google Maps and use the Street View, you can see what it used to look like.) But in 2016, the city officially opened this 1.25 mile long path as another urban outdoor space where residents and visitors alike can now walk, run, relax, eat or drink and enjoy the all-too-short summer season.
I’m a proud member of the “One and Done” Marathon Club. I completed the Chicago Marathon in 2011 and count it as a great achievement one that I was happy to cross off my bucket list. I continue to run half marathons. I’ve completed 9 in various locations, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Key West, Monterrey, CA, and Nassau, Bahamas. For training in the Chicago area, I recommend Chicago Endurance Sports.