Running in the Beautiful City of Baltimore

In late March/early April at the height of the pandemic, my friends and I were bored in our tiny city apartments, so we decided to run. We started by struggling with running 2 miles, and tried to increase the amount we ran each week. This gave us a goal and kept our minds off of possibly losing our jobs. Luckily, we still have our jobs, but we continued to run. This past weekend, we ran a half-marathon (13.1 miles)! This post is a compilation of all of our running photos around this beautiful city.

Fun fact: “marathon” gets its name from the legendary Greek messenger Pheidippides who ran from Marathon to Athens (26.2 miles) to announce the Persians were defeated. Somehow I still remember learning this from my History of Sport college course my freshman year 🙂

Thanks to our in-person and virtual cheering sections, we were able to finish the half-marathon starting at our apartments and ending at Fort McHenry. I didn’t think it would be, but it was pretty emotional and inspiring!

These workouts are what started this blog; the sights took our breath away and really made me question why people are afraid of visiting this strikingly-beautiful city.

Come visit Baltimore!