As most of my friends know, I am an avid runner. I am not fast but running is like yoga to me…a zen thing. It releases all kinds of stress and has solved many problems. So, in Egypt, as a woman (a blonde westerner at that) and because it is too dangerous, I cannot run in the streets. It worried me.
I now go to the Sporting Club several times a week. They have 2.2KM track around what was an old horse track. Inside the track is a large facility for swimming, weight room, tennis, and many other sports. The problem is distance. I have to procure a ride to and from the Club, sometimes by shuttle, private driver, or a taxi. It’s a nice track but half of it is without shade and can get VERY hot.