|Breakfast of champions.|
I figured my readers outside of NYC might enjoy a visual other than the usual Google map. But first, full disclosure: these are not my pictures. I'm a minimalist who doesn't ever run with her phone. Sorry. Many thanks, Google Images!
Running from my apartment to the pedestrian entrance of the Queensboro Bridge takes me about 15 minutes. This is the usual view from the top, of the East River between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island:
I'll usually enter CP at East 72nd Street and 5th Avenue and merge with the many runners also headed north to the reservoir at East 85th Street. Confession: I have no idea where exactly the notorious "Cat Hill" that people love to complain about actually is, but I think it's around here somewhere? I personally don't think hills are evil (though we'll see if I'll be eating my words if/when I'm ever faced with the famed "Heartbreak Hill" in Boston), and after dozens of NYRR races, I barely notice them anymore. If you just keep running, they're behind you before you know it!
Once I get to the first entrance, I'll climb up to the path along the perimeter of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir:
|www.centralpark.org. Isn't the view pretty? Sadly, the water is still iced over at the moment.|
I'll usually run back down the same way I came and exit the park at around East 65th Street and 5th Avenue and eventually make my way to the NQR subway station at East 60th and Third Ave. I guess it's fitting that I end up right outside of this place:
|http://sunglassesandumbrelladrinks.blogspot.com/ Dylan's Candy Bar! (Un)fortunately, I rarely have cash on me with which to go inside.|
In other news, my friend, Megan, tapped me as an interview subject for students in a writing class she's teaching, and one that came up was what I think draws readers to my blog. Even though I get a decent amount of weekly visitors, I know I don't actually have that many fellow runners in my circle of friends.
So, question: If you're not a runner, why do you read my blog? I'm curious! :)