This is where it began, a few years ago. Me running this 2-mile loop around my neighborhood every morning before work, flat out, as hard as I could. It’s only fitting that this loop, which has always been there for me, is the final two miles I run before my race tomorrow, the marathon I’ve dreamed about running for years. Without further ado, a visual tour.
Walking out my front door.
Getting little G ready.
I start at the corner of 43rd Avenue and 41st Street, headed east, and uphill.
I turn left right after the white van, before the 7 elevated line, and onto 52nd Street.
I turn left again onto pretty Skillman, which is mostly downhill, and my favorite part of the loop.
Once I cross 39th Street, it gets industrial, and the views of the city are unobstructed to my right.
I turn left again, onto 33rd Street, for about 30 feet…
Then I make my final left, back onto 43rd Avenue, for the last uphill towards home.
And, with the elementary school on my left and my apartment building to my right (neither of these are shown in this photo), I’m back at 41st Street, my loop done. Today the 2.12 miles took me 19:55; I did not go to the Open House.