Running in Central Park

Wednesday, 29 October 2014  |  Favorite Posts, Travel + Adventure


After Chicago Marathon, it was almost a no brainer to hop on over to one of my favorite cities in the world, New York!  It was to be a short trip before heading home, hence we wasted no time in exploring the Big Apple.

We spent one morning visiting the Statue of Liberty (because we had never visited her before and I wish I had done this sooner because it was a fantastic tour.)  Each of our meals was a serious and specific food hunt: Luke’s lobster bun, Flex Mussels, and Shake Shack were top of our list.  And, we just basically walked through the entire city enjoying the sights and sounds of New York.  What a great way to practice active recovery after a marathon, huh?


Of course, when a runner is in New York, you must always run in Central Park.  (It’s a sin not to. Seriously!)  I’ve run Central Park several times in the past, but each time I still find myself oohing and aahing over how beautiful it is.  I had just finished a marathon the previous week, but I felt like I could run in there forever!





Runners2Runners and bikers everywhere!

NY-based runner and Ton’s friend, JC, gladly toured us around Central Park with tidbits about each area we were running through.  He was so good at it that we joked that he could do it as a sideline! Thanks again JC for the tour!



JC took us to the reservoir where runners can run on even softer ground than the road. Perfect!


And this was the view. Sigh.


It was so nice we couldn’t resist a selfie LOL…


JC took us to a little castle (which made me feel like I was in London)…


and Bow Bridge which was just beautiful.


He took us to the fountain where the Friends intro was shot…

and the skating rink where John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale reunited at Serendipity (sigh again).


We even saw a run: The Terry Fox Run!


and we wished we had registered for it.  (Addicts!)

We ended the run at this spot: the marathon route for NYC Marathon.  To everyone running New York City Marathon this weekend, good luck and enjoy at the biggest marathon in the world!


Aah, New York, I miss you already!