This week I had business trips to two of my favorite running cities — New York and Chicago. The weather was perfect for both trips, and proved that while I may have lost my mojo for dark o’clock solo runs in my neighborhood, I still <3 running.
Favorite Running Cities —
New York City
I had two mornings in New York City, which meant two runs in Central Park. I am always amazed at how busy Central Park is at dark o’clock. There are more runners than I usually encounter on my weekend runs around D.C., and hordes of cyclists riding the loop while the roads are closed to cars.
While the whole park is lovely, I love it when I catch the sunrise at the reservoir.
This is my other favorite view, along The Lake.
For my second run, I decided to do the Central Park loop in the “other direction” but I accidentally added a loop at Terrace Drive–and almost did it again! I thought it was taking a long time to get to the reservoir. I didn’t figure out my mistake until I saw that my run was a mile longer than the day before and I checked out the map on my Garmin. I guess that’s what happens when you start your run while it’s still dark. 🙂
Favorite Running Cities — Chicago
I only had one morning in Chicago, but it was a gorgeous one! My friend who usually has little patience for my runrise photos kept insisting that I stop and take pictures.
A streak of sunrise on the horizon.
It looked like a laser beam coming out of the sea wall.
Even the skyline was particularly pretty.
One more photo stop!
This time it was my Garmin that messed up–it was completely baffled by the tall buildings and bridges of the city! It looks like it recorded the Flight of the Bumble Bee!
I don’t have any more business trips on my calendar, but I do need to plan a trip to Copenhagen–another city I love to run in!
I also squeezed in a strength workout,
an hour-long indoor cycling class,
and finally made it to Core Power Yoga again.
That’s my recap for the Weekly Wrap Link Up
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What’s your favorite city to visit?