Although you wouldn't know it by my re-setting of this morning's 6am running alarm for a 7am non-running alarm due to exhaustion and lack of sleep, a few times a week, I run. I run short distances on weekdays, and long distances on Sundays.
I learned to run and to love to run in Manhattan's Central Park, and when I left Manhattan seven months ago and moved to the Westchester suburbs, it was running that helped me get acclimated when I felt like our new place would never be a home.
And today, on National Running Day, we celebrate running, and the people who love it.
Since I started running, one of my favorite things to do is to snap pictures as I go. It helps the time pass, and it helps me remember my runs, both the good and the bad, and the journey that I have taken through this amazing, frustrating, beautiful sport.
So here, in celebration of National Running Day, is a collection of my favorite shots. A photoblog, if you will, of my running journey to right here.
|Half Marathon #1|
|A Rainy Central Park, 72nd Street Entrance|
|Central Park Road: My First Favorite Running Path|
|My Very Last Central Park Run|
|Inaugural White Plains Run|
|First White Plains Morning Run|
|Beginning of Winter Running Season|
|First Post-Snowstorm Run of the Season|
|First Bronx River Pathway Run, My Second Favorite Running Path|
|Snowy Pittsburgh Run: Panther Hollow Bridge|
|Flag Flying at Half-Staff Post Boston-Marathon Bombing|
|Pittsburgh Half Marathon Weekend|
|Pittsburgh Proud, Boston Strong|
|Running the Bridges: Pittsburgh Half Marathon|
|Half Marathon #2|