Scott's Activity Log​ - WEEK 51

2/15/2014

Location: Life Time Fitness - Vernon Hills (Treadmill)

 

I managed to work in one more run before leaving for Argentina.  I logged 6.93 miles, bringing my grand total to 974.33.  My target pace is 964.38, so I am almost exactly 10 miles ahead of schedule.  I have a lot of travel ahead of me.  Not only do I fly to Miami tonight, and then to Buenos Aires all day tomorrow, but then I fly from Buenos to Bahia Blanca early Tuesday morning, and back to Buenos on Thursday night, and then home next Saturday.  I'll try to work in at least one run in each location.  FOUR MORE RUNS!   

2/18/2014

Location: Bahia Blanca, Argentina (Outside)

 

I absolutely LOVE running in other cities, and especially in other countries.  It's a great way to get an up-close view of every day life in a foriegn country.  Today, I was told about a great running path that perimeters the center of Bahia Blanca - a city of about 250k in Argentina.  It certainly lived up to its promise!  This path serves as the main artery that runs through a continous string of parks throughout the city.  There were tons of people out walking, running, playing, and walking their dogs. Every block featured its own monument to someone or something that represented an important source of pride for the community.  It was a great summer night for a run, and I only wish I could explore more of the path before returning home.  Oh well, maybe another time.  Que Lastima!                 

2/21/2014

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outside)

 

I was bound and determined to run at least once while in Buenos Aires. My days have been filled with meetings, and tonight was my last opportunity to make something happen.  So, even though it was 8pm and getting dark, I headed out for a run in the heart of Buenos Aires.  I managed to find my way to a boardwalk that parallels a park along the coast.  It was well lit, protected from traffic, and went on for miles... perfect for a nice run in the warm summer air.  While it was Friday night, it was still relatively early by Argentinian standards, so the boardwalk wasn't crowded.  My run to and from the boardwalk was a different story (lots of weaving through crowds of people - including tango dancers and hordes of shoppers).  All in all, it was a really nice experience, and a good way to get at least a glimpse of the city.  I hope to come back here with David for a leisure trip someday.  It would be a great place to visit!