In Chicago, windy and rainy morning. And when it's windy in Chicago, it's really windy.
From Ken's condo near Damen/Lawerence, I ran north past Foster Avenue, to an old route I used to do in college. Down to Foster Beach on the lakefront (here's where the wind comes in) and then along the path south to Belmont Harbor. Did a little loop there, then cut back under Lake Shore Drive and kind of wound my way back on sidestreets. Went by Wrigley Field, then past my old neighborhood, and back on Damen. Other than some stiff headwinds at time, it wasn't bad, and the rain eased up. Ran slowly, probably no faster than 7:30 miles, though I'm not sure of the distances anymore. I'm guessing around eight. 1:02:40.
After the run, I stretched, drank a glass of water and changed, then walked down the block to a hot dog stand for a Chicago dog and a copy of the Jay Cutler edition of the Tribune. Breakfast of champions right there.
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