Running From What

Paul Steinle '07 | January 13, 2015 

Chicago is a city designed to move. Freight, pigs, money. It moves fast. The country’s third busiest subway. A fixture of the nation’s rail system and two congested international airports. Chicago was designed to run fast. Little did the city planners foresee Chicago was designed for me to run fast. Flat. A grid system, where every major street is a half mile. Miles of tree-lined boulevards connecting the hundreds of acres of parks. The lakefront path, separating the skyscrapers of the Loop and the blue-green inland sea that is Lake Michigan.

I lace up my shoes. On a 10-mile run, I go through 12 neighborhoods — past multimillion-dollar greystones and subsidized housing projects, rows of boarded-up businesses and rows of businesses thriving, if you hables espanol or mówić po polsku.

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