The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Running in Mexico

The Good:  We live one block away from a fenced in park with a 1500 meter pathway along the circumference of the park.

The Bad: The park has been under construction for the past 4 months.  Which means construction workers.  And you have to run multiple laps around the park in order to run a decent distance. Which means running past said construction workers several times.

The Ugly: The ummm…shall we say “compliments” received every.single.lap.

The Benefits: The motivation to turn my music up louder, pull my running visor down lower, and run faster.  Thank you, construction workers.  Oh…and my desire to research at home work out videos.

The Winner: Of the best “compliment” of the construction running season goes to unknown workers today during lap 2…singing “you like to move it, move it” ala MadagascarAND performing a, well, dance (?), I guess.

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3 thoughts on “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Running in Mexico

  1. Susie and Martin

    You are so funny, Emily! It’s like a sport for them, isn’t it?

  2. Anonymous

    Must have been a great laugh!

  3. If memory serves, this is such a time-honored tradition in Spanish-influenced society as to have a name. I think they call it “echar flores.” But it was a Spaniard who mentioned that to me, so perhaps it’s different in Mexico…

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