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I was doing a morning run this morning along a sleepy boulevard, and I soon realized that the best way to maintain social distance from people walking their dogs or otherwise using the sidewalk was for me to run along the edge of the landscaped central median. Then, due to lack of cars, I found myself regularly jumping between the median and the street. Then I found myself jumping onto the edge of the concrete planters, These edges weren’t wide enough for my normal running technique, but I still moved quickly along them, jumping down as necessary to avoid plants then jumping back up, At one point, I balanced along a new utility pole that was still vertical on the ground, and I sometimes was jumping on and off of benches and other such things. Nothing I did was impressive looking and not once did I have delusions that I was an acrobat and capable of doing flips, etc. But I can honestly say that this was the most pleasant run I’ve had in a long time. And all that I was trying to do was make the most of my runs when the parks are closed, the Chicago lakefront and other trails are closed, and running on the sidewalks while maintaining social distancing is challenging.