ONE: running at sunset is my fave.
i had two great runs this weekend, with Sunday night’s taking the cake. i mean, a gorgeous river run on a picture-perfect evening as the sun sets beyond sail boats — does life get any better? i had a moment or two of daydreaming about being whisked away across the world on one of those boats…but then came back to earth and realized i was exactly where i was meant to be at that moment in time.
Saturday morning: 8-miles downtown along the river path
Sunday evening: 6-7 miles uptown along the river path
& Sunday’s run also brings me to the next thing today:
TWO: dancing on the pier. while running on Sunday night, i essentially ran right into a big dance party on a pier not far from me. the Hudson River Park area does a series called Summer on the Hudson and hosts all sorts of activities and events, which includes a Sunday night dance series called Let’s Dance, and luckily for me, their dance of choice is Latin dance! when i heard bachata music, i knew i needed to stop and check out the scene. they had quite the dancing crowd out enjoying the beautiful evening:
even though i was in running clothes and still had another mile and a half left of my run, i stopped for about an hour to join in and boogie down. i ran into a few people i knew from the dance scene and had a few good dances, so it was a lovely little surprise to close out my Sunday and interrupt an already-fab run!
this is one of the things i love best about NYC: the diversity of events and surprises upon which you can stumble. i mean, where else can you go out for an evening run and literally run directly into hundreds of people dancing salsa on a pier at sunset?
i love my city.