Sometimes running without a plan is the best thing you can do. I was fasting for the past three days so I didn’t run or do anything more strenuous than walking and a few planks after I broke the fast at nights. So today, I was just itching to go for a run. I had no plan of how long or how far. But the distance from my apt to Central Park is about 3 miles so that’s my usual route and I figured if I ran to the park and walked back that would be okay too. But I felt good when I got to the park so I entered at 110th street and ran up the hill and around the smallest loop and by the time I was done, I had run 4.59 miles.
That feels good to have under my belt going into the weekend. It wasn’t a fast run because I kept taking photos of everything I saw. Central Park really is beautiful this time of year.
Like look at this view of trees and greenery today.
And this one taken at the same spot 3 months ago.
It’s really great to live in a place like NYC that has seasons.
I love that the park is good for everyone – walkers, runners, cyclists, dog walkers, roller bladers, hand cyclists, even cars.
You know it’s almost summer because the water fountains are on. I really think they keep the water off too late into the year. Seems like since we have an all-season park, the fountain should be all-season too. It’s not. But thankfully, when you really need it, when it’s hot like it was today, there’s free water around.
Other signs that Central Park is gearing up for summer:
The ice skating rink is being converted to a swimming pool and the lake by the boathouse is being cleaned and prepared for the catch and release fishing. And it’s noisy. Lots of trucks around for cutting the lawn, and planting seeds and whatever else they do to keep this oasis so beautiful.
I love this place. If you’ve never been to NYC, you have to come and when you do, carry your walking/running shoes so you can take a lap in Central Park. (Mummy, are you reading this? That question is for you!) 🙂
And this is what I ate to refuel after the run.
Half Veggie sub from Subway, with some salad and half a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter and cashews. Delicious! And healthy.
Eat Right, Live Right, RUNWRIGHT!
Tell me about your morning. Did anything exciting?