Back in March, I created a Racing Bucket List of 13 items. I had done 7 out of 13 at the time. Since then…
#13 – Run a popular race – I ran the Love Run half marathon which had almost 10,000 runners.
and I just signed up for this Half Marathon in Florida!!!
#8 – Running along the ocean…
Yes, I finally decided on a race to keep myself motivated to run through the cold weather.
I chose this race because you run along the ocean and because I have 5 friends who spend the winter in this area.
#10 – Running in Central Park, NYC...
Ok, it was not a race but I do plan to do that someday…I would love to do the NYC Half (but it is a lottery) or the NYC Mini 10K.
Yesterday, I had the day off. My NYC travel friends & I had planned to take the MegaBus to NYC. However, one friend was busy and the other was away on vacation.
Since the weather was predicted to be beautiful, I had decided to go it alone.
Of course, my plan was to RUN IN CENTRAL PARK!!!
Then at the last minute, one of my friends, Eileen, was able to go. I hate to say this but I was disappointed.
I told her that I wanted to run in the park and she said that it was ok with her.
Then I said that I wanted to run for an hour and then meet her. She said “I didn’t know you were going to run for a whole hour!”
Actually I wanted to run for more than an hour. The weather was absolutely perfect…sunny and warm but not too hot and no humidity. But it was obvious that I would need to compromise.
So we took a subway to the 86th street entrance of Central Park which was near the Jackie Onassis Reservoir. There is a running track that goes around the reservoir.
I told Eileen to walk around the track once and I would run around twice and then we would spend the rest of the day walking and visiting the sites in the park together.
The run was awesome. I loved every minute of it.
I took my time the first lap and veered off the track several times.
The 2nd time around, I ran without stopping because I felt guilty making Eileen wait.
I definitely plan to come back here (alone or with another runner) to run sometime in the future.
(More about this wonderful day in the park in a later post.)
Happy Running! What places are on your running bucket list? Have you ever run in Central Park?