Where the sidewalk ends…

Remember that book? Well yesterday I found out exactly where the sidewalk ended. The answer is Des Plaines, IL. 

I went for a 4 mile run and had to back track several times because there was no sidewalk torun on. WHAT THE HELL!!

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The first time I noticed the lack of sidewalks in the area was last week. We took a family walk just to run to Walgreens. It’s 1 mile walk door to door. But about 3/4 mile in there was no more sidewalk.

After spending the last 4 years living in the loop I’ve gotten used to walking everywhere. I still walk to and from the Metra everyday. Why is it the suburban way to drive everywhere?

I’ve seen some trails in the area, but I have yet to find the entrance to them. I’m gonna be pretty miserable if I have to spend ALL winter running indoors!

I logged on to Nike+ to use the “Map It” program to see if anyone logged any solid routes near me, but it looked like every one is back tracking on their runs. And currently there aren’t many longer than a couple miles.

If anyone has any good routes in the Des Plaines area please share them. 

One thought on “Where the sidewalk ends…

  1. You should check out mapmyrun.com. They have some interesting runs posted by other runs. I typically like running from Graceland to Rand Rd NW until Seegers Rd, making my way down to Wolf. Once on Wolf, I find I can either add or cut my distance depending on which rd I want to take to get towards downtown DP

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