Sunday, June 6, 2010

Oh the places you go!!

I took photos today with my husband Scott on his motorcycle. I have been meaning to do this ever since we started to take photos of where we live. I finally did it! I hope you like them. Granted I run all over the city but today I just took pictures of the places I run the most. Lets see where do I begin. Oh yes my apt. That's me! I live on the top floor in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Really the best places to run are usually in the city, so how do I get there?? Yep, a bridge. The Williamsburg bridge to be exact. I would say the bridge is a little over 1 mile long. And I get SO SICK of running over it but I have no I choice. I could take the train but I would rather not. So anyways I start here. . .

I go out and take a left on Kent. Do you see the bridge in the distance?

Here is is again. I didn't get a picture of the whole thing, I was not in a spot that I could get it.

This is the part I don't like about it. Running up the hill. It doesn't look that steep, especially for you Mt. women out there. But I do get sick of it. I usually run on the north side but right now they are working on it so all of us must stick to the south side. And when I say all of us, I mean runners, walkers, rollerbladers and bikers!! It gets crowded. In fact the reason for the redoing of the walk ways is to make it a more controlled area because there are so many accidents between the walkers and bikers!! Right after I took this picture the girl riding down collided with another biker that was headed up! She got completely knocked over!! I felt way bad for her, it looked painful.'

Ahhh but once you are up there the view is pretty sweet!!

This little path you see below in the Eastside River Park, I really love running this on my long runs headed up to Central Park.

Now coming down the bridge I take a quick right onto Clinton street where I go past the famous Clinton Street Baking company! There is always a line and the biscuits and pancakes are definitely worth the wait.

I think this building is park of NYU but its pretty cool I think.

Webster Hall is always having live music. I have been to a couple of shows there.

As I pass from the East Village to the West Village the town homes get really great! Man oh man if only I had 7+ million I would buy one of these :)

Now this is the new Standard Hotel that everyone loves in the meat packing district. If you look to the left of the picture you will see the Highline which is a park that just opened last summer. There was an old train rail in the sky there and the city turned it into a park in the sky. It is pretty cool.

Van Leewen Ice Cream is out of this world! I love the nutella chocolate!!

Then I make it all the way over to the westside highway and to the right of it is this park/running/biking trail! This is another favorite spot. I can take this from down at the tip of Manhattan all the way up to 114th St. Even further if I wanted!!

I like to run in Chinatown a lot. Something about it makes my run more exciting. I am an early morning runner and I like going there because the Chinese are always up and loading up the fish/food docks. Ok yes it does smell, sometimes really really bad but I get through it. . .

Then last but not least I will either head back in the same direction that I came or head over the Brooklyn Bridge. This bridge gets a little too crowded for comfort sometimes but the exhilaration of it all is priceless. This bridge is beautiful!!

Well that's it!! I hope you guys liked it!! Looking forward to meeting you all in. . . what is it? 11 days?!?!?! Wholy Moly!! Can't wait!!

PS, sorry for any typos! I didn't go back to check :)


  1. That's so cool Sarah!! It seriously makes my running spots look totally lame. Oh well, the cool thing about running is you can do it anywhere. Hopefully, I'll get to New York someday and get to see those sights. I look forward to meeting you too! I'm getting excited about the race!!

  2. What a COOL place to run. Love it. Look forward to meeting you too!

  3. Sarah - you live in my dream place - lucky girl!!! I love all your pictures:) when we meet I will try not to only ask you questions about new york:)

  4. Sweet! Nice job sis. LOVE YA and can't wait to see ya in a week or so.

  5. Awesome! I bet you see all sorts of stuff-can't wait till I get to go!!

  6. That is soo cool. I won't worry about posting my pics of the bridge on Erie Parkway now...that's the one I run on the most! We'll see you soon!!

  7. YAY! I felt like I was on your run with you. I love picturing where people are running and your pictures and descriptions are great. Life in the big city. So foreign to me, makes me want to jump on a plane and meet you at the bridge. Thanks for sharing.

  8. VERY COOL! I will have a similar post next weekend when I get back with places I've run while on vaycay-- not nearly as cool as NY, but lots of greenery --something we're not accustomed to in CO. Can't wait to meet you, too!