I have recently concluded that, when in a city, it is better to exercise near a park than to play frogger with bellicose taxi drivers.
(Am I wise for my years or what?)
In pictures, this is where I come to jog.
The area borders Parque del Oeste, an area which is a scant 15-minute walk from my apartment.
As you can see, there is a lot of urban life to the east of the park. I have to cross some stoplights, but nothing too impeding.
And, on the way back downhill, I can stop and cool down while looking out on the Templo de Debod. It is especially striking during sunset, but worth a pause during any time of day.
And here is yet another view from the park, this time with the city’s cathedral in the distance.
It’s a nice place to stretch, take deep breaths, and prepare for the walk home.