Sometimes I'm a little jealous of all of the things trail runners get to see when on the run. Beautiful views, trees, mountains, animals...I wish I could see all that natural beauty regularly. Then I remind myself that city running has its bonuses. First off - you don't have to worry about getting stranded in the middle of nowhere if something goes wrong, but most importantly, city running means great people watching.
Running in the city means seeing people doing very normal things and doing very strange things. Yesterday was one of my favourites - besides the usual random person drinking Pabst, a runner in head to toe 70.3 gear, and bikers decked out like they're riding the tour de France, the best sighting was something I had never seen before but was pretty awesome. Standing on the canal, using the barrier/fence as a barre, a lady had her big headphones (and street clothes) on and was doing ballet. I was filling my water bottle as I spotted her, and actually stopped and watched for a few minutes.
Have you seen anything interesting on the run lately?