New York, to that tall skyline I come.....
No place is more diverse from the mountains I so love, than the bustling metropolis of New York City.
You cannot help but feel the energy, diversity and intensity of the big city, especially after having lived in sleepy Utica and it's burbs for so long.
Even more so when you're there and an event like the NYC Marathon is going on. After running this event twice, I love NYC, but I know I have to look for smaller less congested venues to run. NYC with over 50,000 runners this year(just over 40,000 last year) and several million on-lookers and support staff takes a lot out of you. It was a marathon just getting to the start line after all the travelling the day before and getting up at 3am to make sure to get to the start line on-time. I felt it was so big an event, you feel like you become just another number. Just another face flashing by, only to be erased by a mind numbing another runner, and another, and another....Anyway, it is a great event, and I certainly don't want to take anything away from the amazing job that the NY Road Runners and the City of New York did pulling this race off, or from those hoping to run this race.
"And my words won't make a dime's worth a difference, so here's to you New York" `Simon & Garfunkel
|In a quieter moment a view of Lady Liberty|
|The Big City from this little "Bug's" eye view|
|thanks to marathon photo for this nice capture|
|the "Big Apple" from Jersey City and the new World Trade Center|
|A "zen" moment on West Kill Mt|
|Nothing more cleansing than a grinding climb in the cold|
|the nice panorama from just below the sumnmit of West Kill Mountain|
|found the summit marker after walking by it a couple times|