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If a neighborhood is called ‘_______ Hills’, just believe them, okay?

Shorts that hit above the knee and sleeveless tops are soooo lovely. (More on running clothes in a Muslim context here.)

Sidewalks.

A hot summer day in Georgia or Iowa = a warm summer day in Dakar. (And a hot summer day in Dakar = a warm summer day in Fatick, ammirite Jourdan and Kimberley?)

Counting miles is not quite as fun as counting kilometers. But hey, minutes are still minutes!

Shaded sidewalks.

Don’t expect the neighborhood kids to run alongside you and cheer you on. That’s apparently a Senegal thing.

Coming home to AC is just wonderful. Coming home to an ice-cold kiddie pool is even better. SPLASH!