Running with Fleet Feet
Sometimes “networking” is simply talking with your friends. I had just mentioned a possible trip and how I will need to get into shape, and the next thing I knew I’d learned something of interest to Thriftistas:
Fleet Feet is an running/athletic store with locations in Lincoln Square, Piper’s Alley, and Elmhurst (as well as other cities around the US).¬† The Chicago locations (Lincoln Square and Piper’s Alley) are currently offering free running/walking sessions for women only on Tuesday and Wednesday nights; these session are FREE!¬† If you are interested in a run along the lake, join the group from Piper’s Alley.¬† If you are interested in a run along the river (I assume the North Branch), then join the group from Lincoln Square.
The site indicates that people with various running expertise are welcome.
I haven’t tried one of these runs (ahem, walking for me), so I don’t know if they try to sell anything or if they are simply offering them so you may buy shoes and gear from them in the future.¬† I also don’t know what sort of expertise they have on offering running advice.¬† If anyone has joined one of these groups, let us know whether or not you liked it.
Photo by Araceli Arroyo, used via Creative Commons license.