After arriving in Baltimore, I got out to see the city on foot. That has become such a tradition and I haven’t been to anywhere new in quite a while so it was fun to explore a bit. Downtown is nestled around a small bay which has a nice area surrounding it. There are many shops and attractions. Lots of runners out too. Probably more than I have seen anywhere as they seem to all come down to this area to run. I was prepared for a bad scene because that was the common perception but its actually rather nice.
A few maritime displays along the water. Here is the USS Constellation. That had a band playing on top when I returned for a private party. That sort of means that this boat must not be that legendary if you can rent it out for the night.
On the south side, I got up on a hill to overlook the bay a bit. I started the run across the water on the right out of frame. A couple miles gets you a long way in city running. Weird. I wouldn’t even be off my block at home yet.
There was a pick-up game of hoops going on right there. I didn’t jump in but liked the court surface. That triggered my memory. Under Armour is based here. That’s cool. Surfacing the courts.
Spinning around I noticed a sign way down the harbor. Zoom in…
With that discovery and knowing that Fort McHenry was down there, I went that direction in search of more goodies. On the way, I found this bedazzled bus.
And then I arrived at the Fort to find it was…closed. 5PM. I saw lots of runners doing an out and back to the fort. Bummer its closed. Couldn’t really tell what was in there. Looks like a fort out on a point. Check.
A couple zig zags and I found myself down in Under Armour HQ. I was all dressed in my run gear so I sort of looked like I might be someone. Everyone was all smiley. I found a turf field with some unrecognized folks jogging around on it. I tried to see if somebody wanted to have a meeting with me about a sponsorship but couldn’t find the right door. Oh well.
Time to get back downtown. I forgot. I am here to work.
I went 7.24 miles with an elevation gain of 52 feet in 01:08:50, which is an average pace of 09:30. View my GPS data on Garmin Connect.