Friday, May 09, 2014
DOGLADY13 lived in the Binghamton area for a number of years and asked about some parts of the downtown area through which I've been jogging a lot recently.
So I thought for a change I would take along my phone and take some pics of my route which takes me from my fitness center (Riverwalk Athletic Center, part of the DoubleTree Hotel) along the RiverWalk trail downtown Binghamton, over the Washington St. Bridge which is closed to traffic and only for pedestrian / cycling use and then up over the Vestal Parkway to the old MacArthur school which has been taken down due to damages it sustained from our infamous floods. The quarter mile track is still there along with a little park for kids, baseball field and basketball court. I jog four times around that and then return back to the fitness center.
The two selfies at the end are the sweaty me at the end of my hour-long jog and then the showered up me ready to see clients for the night! :-)
A wonderful track for enjoying the pics is from BossaCucaNova...love their name and am CUCKOO over the groove of this song...perfect for jogging along!
Other songs enjoyed on this jog:
Graceland remains as one of my Desert Island albums!
And Basia takes on a cool bossa groove here:
Here is a link to my slideshow:
The Binghamton area is going through tough times and definitely depressed and showing signs of wear & tear as industry has been peeled away to the cheap labor of third world countries, but our natural beauty continues to inspire me and always satisfies my soul when I take time to get outside. I hope local leaders can do more to parlay our natural beauty and groom our waterways (confluence of Chenango and Susquehanna rivers) to catch the eye of people passing through and entice them into stopping over.
Looking forward to our annual bike giveaway tomorrow...featuring my first public wearing of bike shorts and club jersey! :-)
Have a SUPER weekend everyone!