Sometimes it is a bit annoying to live all the way at the edge of Brooklyn (Manhattanites: think East End Avenue -- faaaaar over), but there are some advantages. Super easy access to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is one of those things. The Promenade is a lovely stretch of a thin, park-like space overlooking the East River and the Manhattan skyline. It is parallel to my beloved Brooklyn Bridge Park, but higher up -- much higher up!
Last time I tried this path was on a Sunday evening and I felt like I was there with just about everyone else in Brooklyn. Great for people-watching, but a little crowded. This morning was much better -- just me and a few fellow runners/walkers enjoying the morning air.
|I hope you love crooked Hipstamatic photos as much as I do...|
Summer has made a bit of an appearance in New York, and this has started me thinking about my workout schedule for the next few months. I do NOT like the heat and humidity of summer in NYC, so I won't be able to head out for a run any ol' time. Early mornings or late evenings are definitely the way to go to avoid a total meltdown. Going for a run at 10pm isn't going to be great for my sleep schedule (I am a night owl by nature -- I don't need to be a night owl hopped up on endorphins), so I think I'll need to shoot for AM workouts. I really do want to try to train myself to wake up earlier and keep a normal bedtime, so maybe this will be the push I need to fix my wacky internal clock.
I may also need to think about getting myself back into the gym. I was a gym rat for YEARS, but lately I just want to be outside. I use the gym in my building, which is nice but not quite as equipped as my old friend New York Sports Club (I was a member for years).
|Not bad when I can have it to myself|
Do you adjust your workout routine in the summer? Or are you a lot tougher than me and don't mind a little extra sweat?