This is my first week posting. Yeah! I chose the above pic because it shows the reason why I've stayed interested in running in downtown OKC and why I've started posting here. I love the juxtaposition of downtown OKC. The contrast between the newly remodeled homes and the old sometimes decrepit boarded up homes. This pic was taken a few blocks from St. Anthony's Hospital and my son's private school. The neighborhood had gotten so bad in 2003 that St. Anthony's was considering leaving until the city stepped in and gave them some financial benefits to stay. The nieghborhood still has some issues and I'm always a little bit scared when I run there, but I still love it. I just make sure I have my mace with me.
If you're interested more information can be found at the links below:
St. Anthony Hospital considers moving to suburban area
Groups hope to heal Oklahoma City’s medical district
Oklahoma Revival: St. Anthony Provides Spark in Midtown