Neighborhood runs are always the best to see new and interesting things. The lakefront path in Chicago, while nice to run on, does get a little boring after a while. But then again, my running group once had a conversation about the several pieces of art scattered along the park and how long they had been there (they had been there several months and we'd passed them multiple times).
What you mostly see on the lakefront path are people. And if you're paying attention, some of them might just be interesting. I've seen things like:
- People riding those elliptical things - which are strange and weird, but probably not any weirder than doing the elliptical at the gym, which I've been known to do, and at least the scenery changes.
- And speaking of people propelling themselves in weird ways, I did once see someone on those bouncy stilt things, which just seems like bizarre attention seeking behavior, but it also looks kinda like awesome fun.
- Guys (it's always men), running in shorts and a singlet when it's freezing outside. I don't understand these people. No matter how acclimated to the cold I've become, I'm never that acclimated.