The "Gun Loop" has been our default running route since we moved to Chestnut Hill two and a half years ago. We're finally moving out of here, and I'm really going to miss how this five mile route just flows through our neighborhood -- from row house blocks, to twins, to the mansion district, to the apartment complexes, and back to our row house block. I'll miss the hills -- and how what used to be a "hill of death" (Norwood, for any local person reading) is now merely an incline to me. I'll especially miss the versatility of the route -- you can run it at night in the dark and feel safe or you can run it during traffic hours because the streets have sidewalks. Occasionally, I would even do a double loop and practice positive splitting.
I'm a variety person, but I feel that every runner needs a route that they can roll out of bed and just do in her zombie state. Noah and I are now wondering what our go-to route is going to be once we move. So, I went on gmap and drew a 5-mile loop from the new house and then asked Noah to name it.
Arghhh... it's New Jersey!