Today is the one week mark for me being in my apartment and I’d thought I would commemorate this monumental occasion by going for a walk around my neighborhood this morning. I’m not too sore from yesterday’s 13.1 but since I’ve got the Red River run tomorrow, I thought I’d take it easy on the legs today.
I live in a part of town called Hyde Park. It’s located north of campus, which is north of the downtown area.
In just this past week there are already several things I love about this area. First is that I’m in a prime location to catch a bus to school, to work and to my two best girls’ places. I’m also less than a mile from the big grocery store and blocks from a darling cafe and bakery area. On walkscore.com, this neighborhood scores an 80 out of 100 for walkability which I love and am trying to embrace fully.
I hadn’t seen much of the neighborhood except what’s on the bus route until my stroll this morning. It’s got a very Midtown, Memphis feel to me, which basically feels like home. The houses are colorful, the streets shady and my little southern heart sighed with contentment when I saw my first porch swing. And it wasn’t the last.
I’m excited to continue exploring the new hood, maybe on evening walks or weekend bike rides. Here’s to hoping I have some free time when school and work really get going! Thank goodness for the porch swings, now I can stay a while (think anyone would mind if I just took a seat for a few minutes….).