Ten Reasons I Loved Jogging on the Park Strip Tonight

Park Strip Summertime

I’ve been enjoying evening jogs along Anchorage’s Park Strip this summer.*

Ten things I loved tonight:

  1. Seeing Star the Reindeer out for her evening stroll
  2. The cute couple sitting on a blanket in the middle of a field playing chess
  3. Frolicking dogs of all shapes and sizes
  4. The sunshine and clouds reflected in the Atwood building
  5. All the different sports being played: Soccer, softball, (maybe quidditch?), ultimate, flag football, tennis, and probably others I didn’t pay attention too as I ran by
  6. Super cute houses along 10th Avenue
  7. The mouthwatering smell of BBQs
  8. An adorable family flying super hero kites
  9. All the friendly smiles from people happy to be out in the world
  10. Glimpses of Cook Inlet sparkling in the sunshine

Of course, the combination of these distractions, the great weather, and the peaceful easy feeling of summertime led to a slow stroll to better enjoy the moment instead of a full run, but it’s all good – it just felt great to be out there!

*Photo not from tonight – Grover is not a jogger – but isn’t he cute?!

Author: Gretchen Fauske

I love Anchorage. I love what it is, what it's been, and what I dream it will be. I share my adventures with DJ (my husband), my fabulous family and friends, two frenchies named Grover and Teddy, and now, all of you. If you love Anchorage too, get in touch - guest posts are welcome!