When the kids are gone, there's an outdoor track at the jr. high two blocks away.
When it's cold outside the indoor track is 8 blocks away, and right next door to the gym are TWO outdoor tracks, nicely measured out so I can mark my huffing, puffing progress.
Rumor has it there are two other little city parks tucked within a four-block radius of our new house, but we haven't explored that far yet.
I took this proximity as a sign & registered for my first 5k in, oh, probably 20 years. Dreading it, hating every minute of dragging my out-of-shape body around these abundant tracks...but also glad through the gritted teeth.