Every time I travel I start with great intentions. I pack my running clothes and say I’m going to run far and wide every day. Then reality hits in and I either sleep in, or get busy sightseeing with my whomever I’m traveling with. Well this time is was different. I was on a work trip to NY recently and I decided to set my evening apart and go for a run.
This run turned into amazing 15 solo miles of sightseeing, farleks, photos and everything in between where I ended the night in an average 8:40 pace. Not to mention that I ran 20 miles the day before while visiting my parents. If nothing else, it served to remind me although I’m a little behind on my training, I will survive my two back to back marathons coming up.
But this is more just of a post to share some photos from my run. An update on running will come later, or just ask me and I am always excited to talk run shop.
‘First no run is complete without a sight of the naked cowboy.
or cats… i saw these boys all over mailboxes, lightposts etc as my made my way west.
As I got on the hudson river park, I was instantly greeted with fellow runners, and walkers. The bikers had a separate bikepath/lane as well but the runners got first dibs on the sights.
I think the freedom tower is a pretty neat building.
Statue of liberty!
There were a ton of piers for me to run up and down which was really cool since usually at home I run my same paths, same sights. The sky also just opened up to an amazing spectrum of colors that my iphone would never be able to capture. Across the river is Jersey but I’m not sure which specific city I was looking at. I was mostly staring at the water and sky.
As the night grew dark, so did my run. I don’t like running in darkness and although I felt like I could go on forever, I decided to head back to the hotel and shower and rest up.
Do you ever get long runs in on vacation? Ever do a sightseeing run?