The 12 That Kicked My Butt

Well, I did it: I ran the 12 miles I was planning to run.

But let me tell you, at no point was it easy.

Maybe it’s because I didn’t sleep much last night, and it’s most certainly because I didn’t fuel properly this morning. But I did it. And now it’s done.

My route of choice was…random. I left my apartment, cut through Central Park to get to the West Side Highway, then ran all the way down the west side.

But the route is better described through photos. And since I stopped to stretch and catch my breath quite often, I was able to take plenty of pictures. Enjoy!

Upper West Side
The empty Boat Basin. Love it here in the summer!
View from the Boat Basin
Boat Basin view looking north
Donald Trump basically owns the Upper West Side
Pretty water
The Intrepid is cool. I went there once.
My old stomping grounds!
Battery Park City
Look who it is! My favorite lady!
Over the Brooklyn Bridge
I love the Brooklyn Bridge
View of the Manhattan Bridge from the BK Bridge
Of course it wouldn't be a day in NYC without witnessing a protest or two

By the end, I was totally beat. Though after a blissfully hot shower, I’m ready to lay down for a bit then get out of the city for the weekend.

TELL ME: What are your weekend plans?



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  1. The picture of the Intrepid made me think of my first car, the red Dodge Intrepid, and me being the only one with a license summer after sophomore year. Boy did we get into trouble! Haha. Great job on the run, hope you’re having a fun weekend!

  2. Awesome route! I never did a long run that way, it is a great idea. I used to live in one of those Trump buildings. Was so convenient for a beginning runner. Glad you got it done and it sounds like you did great despite the lack of sleep/fuel!

  3. My plan for the weekend is to run 10 miles (check), catch up on DVR’d shows, cook in tonight, practice yoga at least once, and get 8 hours of sleep each day! 🙂

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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