The 59th Street Bridge Run (Feelin’ Groovy)

DSC02886smUs over 50 year-old folks fondly remember many Simon & Garfunkel tunes and it was hard not to think this one Sunday morning last as we ran along the East River Esplanade.

We plotted out a run that started a few block from Carl Schurtz Park near Gracie Mansion and ran with the East RIver to our left. I had run this section last June when I visited Arron and was happy to share it with Jim.

After we turned around at the 59th Street Bridge, we snapped some photos with lamppost and went kickin’ down the cobblestones. Lookin’ for fun, we passed the park and continued up river the whole way to 120th Street. That was our most northerly point before turning back and taking a little snack break.DSC02879_sm

DSC02869_smWe stopped at the pedestrian bridge that lead over to Randalls Island and sucked down a couple up Hammer Gels about an hour into our run. Between stopping for photos and sharing water from the CamelBak, this was not a speedy run but it sure was fun. We turned left as we got onto Randalls Island and snaked our way along Harem River Pathway to a point that is called Hell Gate Circle. We trotted along under the railway line that leads south to Hell Gate Bridge. The photos we got there are impressive but we were getting tired and knew we had to turn back.

All in all, we logged about 11 miles of New York City fun on Saint Patrick’s Day. We returned to have a terrific brunch and hugged Arron & Amy goodbye before Jim drove us back to central PA.DSC02881_smDSC02883_sm


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