Alexandra was in town recently for the NYC Marathon :(
Seeing her here in all of her sporty greatness reminded me of how of how fun and beautiful running can actually be. A lot of you might not know but back in ’95 and ’96 I ran the New York City Marathon. It was one of the achievements of my life (I grew up with asthma so I could hardly run a block when I was eight years old). Running is about the only sport that I still enjoy doing. Actually, I don’t know how if I enjoy the sport of running (who could really enjoy that,) but I do enjoy shopping for all the great gear, staying in shape (able to fit in my clothes,) and having a chance to think about the day’s challenges during a 30-minute run.
Actually, one thing I’ve been trying to do is continue to run when I travel. It’s such a great way to become familiar with a city, even if it’s only parts of the city that are within a 20-minute run in any one direction. I’m going to try and challenge myself in the new year (early New Year’s resolution) take Instagram photographs during my morning runs all over the world. I’ll be carrying my phone anyway, because who wants to run in a new city with GPS to find your way back to the hotel?
Knox is the gentleman in the background, and he is part of the NYC Bridge Runners group, a really cool sounding group of people that literally run the bridges in New York City. Here’s a link for more information about their organization.