So I went with Isa to work on Saturday (she's currently working at Columbus Circle for Zagat) and I thought it was a perfect opportunity (nice weather, time to kill, etc) to run. For those of you who have never been to Central Park, it starts at 59th Street and goes up to 110th Street, which is 2.5 miles. I thought if I zigzagged a little bit, I could turn it into a 4 or 5 mile run.
So I started running, and then I kept going. And when I got home and mapped it out, it turned out that I ran 8.25 miles! So enjoy my (not so) little exploration of Central Park on a nice Spring Saturday.
|The mile markers are circled, the photos are numbered.|
|Gapstow Bridge on the Pond, with the Plaza in the background. One of my favorite places in the Park.|
|Classic Central Park. Kid playing on Balto, horse-drawn carriage over an archway.|
|Some of the trees are starting to look pretty. :)|
|Isa and I tried to get an apartment in those towers. |
Come to find out Madonna and Bono live in the building.
|The boats are out already!|
|Isa and my favorite arch in the Rambles.|
|The obelisk behind the MET.|
|I think this is my favorite pic of the day.|
|If you weren't sure how big Central Park was, this should help.|
|Cool bridge by the Bridal Path.|
|Click this picture to enlarge it and look at her painting. It's amazing!|
|Hands down the prettiest place in the Park: the Conservatory Gardens.|
|Ahh, love is in the air. All over the park, the ducks are all paired off.|
|Pretty plaza by the Discovery Center.|
Next up: Half Marathon.