I did my run in Central Park!!!
What was meant to be a leisurely 3 mile run turned into a 7.5 mile run because I have zero sense of direction and I ended up running in loops. But it was no matter because I had tons of company for the whole run.
In addition to the buckets of runners there were lots of people exercising their dogs.
I entered the park at 5th ave and ran through most of the park to get to the Jackie O reservoir.
It really is a great running path - it has a dirt/sand surface that is easy on the knees.
To back track a bit - I woke up at around 5:45 am because I was so excited about running in Central Park - I know, I am a goof.
Since I had to wait for the sun to come up before I could head out, I ordered a quick breakfast:
|A poached egg and crispy hash browns.|
I did discover some surprising things on my run.
I had no idea that there was a zoo in Central Park - a really teeny tiny zoo but a zoo nonetheless.
|The seal pool - Yes, there were seals in there|
It is a statue of a crouching panther and it sits on top of a boulder that is right beside the running path. It really looks like it is ready to pounce:-)
And I found places that I would not dare to go even in broad daylight with lots of people around: