I love when a business trips takes me to a great city like Boston, and it’s even better when I have time to get out for a run and explore the city. Last week I was lucky to go on a more official running tour of Boston, when the conference I was attending arranged for a group run led by Run Boston. It was a great way to start the day, see the city, and meet other people who didn’t let the late-night bourbon tasting the night before get in the way of a 6:00 am run.
We met in a hotel meeting room, organized ourselves into smaller groups based on pace, and headed off with our fearless leaders. Our guide took us on a 5k-ish loop from our hotel, and shared interesting historical and cultural tidbits about different sites as we ran.
The Equestrian Statue of George Washington at the entrance to the Public Garden
The Massachusetts State House
Do people still read Make Way For Ducklings to their children?
Boston Marathon Finish Line
It was by far my favorite legal conference activity ever! I think the whole idea behind Run Boston is brilliant, and I would love to see similar businesses in other cities.
Have you ever taken a guided walking tour?
Does your city have a group that offers running tours?