Your favorite “seen on my run” photo. It can be a photo of anything (person, place, thing, graffiti, animal, cloud formation, etc), as long as it was something you saw while out on a run.
This challenge made me think for awhile. My running scenery rarely produces much out of the ordinary. Also, I don't have pictures of some of the more noteworthy things that I did see, like a few funny license plates, or a van for which every square inch was completely covered with fridge magnets (true story!)
Originally, this was the picture I planned to use (which, I confess, I didn't actually see in person, but found through googling "Zentai suit." Background info on how I came upon this is available here)
However, in the interest of mixing things up and using something that I really did see in person, Voila!
|This isn't my own picture, but it does represent what I have actually seen.|
On weekend mornings when I do my long runs, I wander my neighborhood. At some point or other, I usually end up running past the United Center - and one of the neighboring parking lots is home to motorcycle riding classes hosted by Ride Chicago.
I've never driven a motorcycle. But I find it fascinating to watch the students in action going through their "obstacle" course, making hairpin turns, etc. It looks like a lot of fun! You can hear the "vroom vroom" of the engines from a bit of a distance, too. There is usually quite a diversity of people participating - men and women, both young and old, of all heights and weights. They all look hard core with their helmets, jackets, and boots.
There are few things that I enjoy waking up very early to do, but I imagine that if I were taking a motorcycle class that I would spring out of bed for it! My brother-in-law, David, and his partner Patty are motorcycle-enthusiasts, and I can definitely see how the motorcycles would be appealing to many.
Am I ready to sign up for motorcycle riding classes of my own? Not yet. But it's still very cool to see the learning in action every weekend morning. And I try not to stare when I run past. =D