I’m still basking in the holiday glow from this evening’s run. Milwaukee twinkles up its downtown parks quite nicely for Christmas, and though I often drive past the sparkling trees and shining Santas on display, I never stop to appreciate them up close. So today I set out on my post-work jaunt specifically to see the lights in Cathedral Square Park. Aren’t they pretty?
As a girl from the suburbs, I still get excited whenever I see yuletide decorations nestled below a city skyline—even Milwaukee’s modest one. There’s something magical about how a whole city of people can wonder at them, rather than just neighbors admiring one impressively lit suburban block.
City Christmas tree lots make me smile, too. When I watched When Harry Met Sally over and over in high school and then college, I always imagined myself one day hauling an evergreen from a nearby lot up to my crummy little apartment in New York City, just like Sally. (Dream big, right?) I had a real tree last year, but my new place forbids them—guess I’ll have to settle for running past tree lots instead!
YOUR TURN: What do you like best about running during the holidays?