|Selfie in the Scharf black-light room|
Today’s run (Bethpage bike trail): 3.75 miles
Yesterday’s run (street): 4.75 miles
Friday’s run (street): 3.2 miles
I’m in the middle of a four day break from work — five days if you count working from home on Friday. Although I still have long gaps between my last run of the weekend and the first one of the week, I always try to run whenever I’m off.
On Friday, I got out in very pleasant conditions and covered my usual loop in time to start an early business day. With schools out for summer, the roads were fairly clear. At one point in the run, I passed a team of landscapers. One of them was using a high powered weed whacker and, as I ran by, I felt the sting of a pebble that hit my elbow. It left a mark, but at least it didn’t break the skin. That was the most memorable part of that run.
Yesterday I had a little more time to run, so I broke out of my neighborhood and headed over to the business park. On my way back, I did a loop in a connecting development and ran by a parked car whose occupant was puffing on a vile smelling cigarette. The acrid odor followed me up the road and didn’t disappear until I rounded a corner that put me downwind of the source. As I made my way out of the neighborhood, I noticed that the car was gone, but the reek of tobacco remained
I went over to Bethpage this morning to run the bike trail. Again, my time was limited and I kept it fairly short. I got out early and there were already plenty of walkers, cyclists and runners on the trail. There was even a skateboarder (or skateboarder wannabe) who stood unmoving on his board in the middle of the path, listening to music. On my way back, he was in exactly the same position, still not moving.
The reason I needed to do a quick run was because the Emerging Runner family was going to the Nassau County Museum in Roslyn Harbor where they had two amazing exhibits: Kenny Scharf and Glamorous Graffiti featuring works from Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Futura, Lee and Cash. The grounds of the museum are beautiful and filled with interesting sculptures. There were lots of animals running around, including this fox. If you live in western Long Island, I highly recommend a visit to this place.
|Moments later it jumped over a lazy dog|
|The only Speed Racer I saw today
Artist: Lee Quiñones
|Keith Haring originals|
|I thought I saw TPP|
Tomorrow is the Fourth, and we’ll be doing all the usual Independence Day stuff. Before that, I’m hoping to get in a few miles. If I get to the track early enough, I may get it all to myself.