Last week I had the partially fortunate, partially unfortunate opportunity to visit New York City for the first time. I will spare you the full-review of my experience over the 4.5 days, but I would like to share one of the highlights of my trip: running along the Hudson River Greenway.
I had ideas in my head leading up to this trip that I wanted to run each morning before I had to start working (I was working remotely so I could even GO on this trip). Due to the time difference, I had a rough time waking up on Thursday, and so I really got up around 7am EDT, worked for a couple hours, and then headed out for a run around 10. I had three routes I wanted to run: 1 - north on the Hudson River Greenway, 2 - South on the Greenway, 3 - Central Park Loop. Spoiler alert: I only did one.
I was having so much fun exploring, I didn't want to turn around, but I knew that every mile I ran south was a mile I would have to run north (unless I called an Uber which definitely crossed my mind), so after my watch hit 46 minutes at around 4.5 miles, and I was fittingly at the end of the island, I turned and headed north. I picked up the pace, I was feeling great. Fewer stops to take photos and, as I was running in my 0-drop Virratas, increasingly sore calves. I wonder if that's normal?
All in all, a fabulous 9.12 miles, and probably my favorite road-run ever.