One of the highlights of our trip to New York were some of the amazing runs I had in Central Park! We stayed at the Sheraton Times Square, just a few blocks from Central Park.
I woke up on our first day way earlier than I expected so I threw on my running gear and headed to the park for a sightseeing run. It was a weekday, and before 10 am, meaning that the park was still open to traffic. There was still a huge lane for runners, not to mention the tons of pathways you could veer off on.
Hey, I found some cool statues! There’s Robbie Burns, who we named one of our family dogs after.
Belvedere Castle was definitely neat to see (plus there was a nice hill to climb to get there).
I eventually made my way to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir for a loop.
I just kept taking in the scenery and loving that I was running in Central Park! I stopped for tons of selfies around the reservoir too (but I’ll spare you and just share one)!
I also found Strawberry Fields on my way back to the hotel.
On my next run through Central Park I found the Bethesda Fountain!
And I was also able to meet up with one of my Oiselle teammates Beth for part of my run!
I made it for three runs in Central Park while we were there. The weather was an absolute treat compared to how cold it had been in Calgary before we left. Even though I planned on several runs while we were there I was able to keep packing light by rewearing tights, combining a tank with a Oiselle lux layer, then wearing my Oiselle flyer jacket over top. All my clothes didn’t take up a ton of space in my suitcase and the flyer jacket did an awesome job of cutting the wind. I was plenty toasty in my layers!
On my final run of 2013…and carrying some bagels post run back to our hotel.
Do you plan runs while you are on vacation?