#RunnerPhotoChallenge – Why We Love Summer

RunnerPhotoChallengeNext week’s challenge: Where do you run? 

For the sake of safety, you don’t have to tell us the specific location where you run. But take a picture of the terrain or the surroundings or something to share the environment in which you usually run. 


This week’s challenge: Summer is here (sort of) … what are you looking forward to doing in the warmer weather?

Aunt Maggie and Madeline Beach creeper

Going to the beach!

Protect the grill

Cooking on the grill as much as possible

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Wacking evening/night races. Last year I did the Glo Run, this year I’m doing the Disco Dash and possibly the Undie Dash.

wardrobe remix Wardrobe Remix

Wearing summery dresses and skirts. Why would anyone wear pants when it’s 75 or warmer? This is one of the few areas where women are at an advantage.

outfit of the day Peep Toe Rumer Peep Toe Huaraches from Banana Republic

Summery shoes! Note to self: Get a pedicure.


Festivals! Last year at The Taste of Chicago and Pierogi Fest.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Renaissance Faire. We usually try to go when Tartanic is playing. Bonus if you can catch Death during the Drum Jam:

Your turn! What are you looking forward to this summer? This is a blog hop, so share your links, and feel free to add the blog hop code to your post.

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8 Comments on “#RunnerPhotoChallenge – Why We Love Summer”

  1. There’s a pierogi fest? YUM! I love summer for all of the same reasons – skirts, grilling and beach days especially 🙂

    Um, and what if next week I share pictures of a place that I run where there’s a big lake next to me and very tall buildings across said lake? It’s possible someone my figure it out 😉 (though I do have plenty of non-lakefront routes too!)

    1. Haha, I’m thinking more that I don’t want to encourage people to post “usually after work I run on [name of a semi-secluded trail] all by myself” etc.

      1. I know, and sometimes I get a little spooked when I run at the unnamed forest preserve by my office and not many people are out. You just never know. I think that’s one advantage to city running for me, there’s ALWAYS people out and I stick to areas where there are open businesses, just in case.

  2. oh! one I might actually be able to do, not sure I have the great assortment of photos that you do! Make sure to attend a chicago full moon fire jam!
    Suns out guns out everyone!
    that disco dash looks fun! Not sure I could do the undie run and still show up to work showing face lol

    1. a lot of these pictures are old … that’s the upside to uploading EVERYTHING to Flickr, I have a big archive.

      I’ll have to check out that fire jam, sounds fun! I had a friend who does fire (hula) hooping, I wonder if she goes.

  3. Pierogi fest sounds divine! And the beach looks so inviting- I havent been able to just go to the beach here yet (after 2.5 years) might have to make that happen soon. Skirts= Awesome in the summer. nuff said.

    1. It’s in Whiting, IN, so a bit of a hike from Chicago (and I have no idea if the South Shore trains go nearby) but it is SO worth it in my opinion.

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