Running Photographer

Running Photographer = not to be confused with Running Zack.

If you don’t get the “Saved By The Bell” reference, I’m disappointed.

Good morning!

I was happy to be in bed by 10 pm last night. I was not happy to wake up at 11:30 and not be able to fall back into a solid sleep. Apparently my cough is gone but the germs have invaded my nose. I was battling a super stuffy nose all night and couldn’t breathe.

Must-do today: buy cold medicine.

I woke up at 6 this morning and debated whether or not I should run. I got up to go to the bathroom and as soon as I stood up, my nose “drained” and I could breathe again. Maybe I just need to find a way to sleep standing up!

I was pumped that it was already in the mid-60s when I woke up, so I threw on capri pants and a T-shirt and headed for Central Park. I’m working from home this morning while I wait for Time Warner to come install my cable and Internet (you bet I’m blogging from stolen wireless right now — oops), which means I had plenty of time to get a decent run in.

The rest of this post will mainly be photos. I ran 7 miles in the park, which included a lower loop and a loop around the Bridle Path.

The sky was a little scary looking, but the rain held out for the duration of my run.

I had been wanting to run on the Bridle Path for so long, and today I finally ventured onto it. I was so happy I did. The packed dirt is gentle to run on and it was nice to get a change of scenery.

The Bridle Path was less crowded than the main road in the park and far wider than the Reservoir. Love!

My run definitely look longer than I had anticipated due to lots of photo stops and a bathroom stop. But I was so happy to spend my morning in the park and wish I could have kept running.

Now I’m home waiting for Time Warner. Here’s hoping my “8–11 am window” means the technician will be here closer to 8 than to 11!

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Have a great day!



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  1. Spring in NYC looks amazing! I love the pictures you take of your morning runs. I’ve never run in Central Park so its fun to be able to see what you see!

  2. I love the Zach Morris reference…I so remember racing home from the bus with my elementary school best friend to watch SBTB and eat pringles after school 🙂

  3. As always, I’m drooling over the pretty NYC photos you take.

    Can I ask what you do with your camera while in running mode? I’ve been tempted to take mine on a few runs, but I’m debating on the best way to port it around.

      1. I was just going to say that the amount of photos I take while running has quadrupled since getting an iPhone! When I was living in NYC before moving to California, I always always loved running in the city early!

  4. i love your pictures! i live close to you so i recognize a lot of the scenery 🙂 — i forget how i stumbled upon your blog but I LOVE IT! you’re so entertaining to read and you definitely get me motivated to go out and run (and eat cadbury mini eggs…oops).

    love the blog!

  5. Oh my gosh your NYC runs looks so awesome. As soon as I graduate I plan on moving to either Chicago or New York.. who knows! But your sunset photos and city runs definitely have me leaning toward NY.

  6. I really regret not taking better advantage of Central Park when I lived on the UWS. I really WANTED to, but I got lost…a lot. Let’s not talk about the time I tried to walk from an interview on the UES back to my apartment and *somehow* managed to get so turned around I ended up coming out of the park back on 5th.

    Also, I’m convinced most situations in life come down to either a Seinfeld or Saved By the Bell reference. I work in a techology/app kind of field, and I can’t tell you how many times the term “Zack Morris phone” is thrown around.

  7. Such a pretty running route.. I should head to work earlier and run in the park as I have a shower at work and it can’t get much easier than that…

    Hope you feel better!!

  8. to do list: run on bridle path. SO pretty. nyc is definitely a better city for running than i give it credit for. ps can you get better already?

  9. I love all the pics that you take on your runs! I wish I was a better picture-taker while running, and I wish there was something to take pictures of while I run. Nothing pretty to take pictures of..that I haven’t already taken pictures of. I have a few posts with some pictures while running, but the scenery never changes, so it would be boring after a few posts.

  10. You’ve NEVER run around the bridle path before?! Ah, I liveeeee on the bridle path. Winter is the worst when it’s snow covered and I have to resort to the outer drive for every run. I try to incorporate a little of it in each of my runs, or going out and back on the path that runs down the west side.

    Happy I spotted you this morning! The trees were so pretty and it’s feeling like spring, I wish I had a camera with me too! Next time I’ll be sure to wave or say hi and actually introduce myself 🙂

  11. you should take a benadryl before bed…it’s for allergies – but it helps keep my nose/sinus’ dry at night (and it causes drowsiness – so you’ll sleep really well)!

    PS – Chief Henry was the best! so inspirational….

    1. Haha I should have figured you’d get the reference! Mom would be so proud of us… All those mornings spent watching “Saved By The Bell” and “90210” has totally paid off in our professional lives.

  12. I never ran on the Bridle Path and now I want to, it looks so pretty. I don’t know where it is? You’ll have to tell me. I loved this morning’s weather, my walks to Refine and to work were lovely!

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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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