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Jog Along the RiverWalk With Me!

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!

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    Just catching up on blogs - lovely pix of spring springing, of the dogwoods (I think they're dogwoods) and the park in your town - also a great shot of the bridge - it looks like it must be 100 years old from the style. Hope you're having a good week...
    2442 days ago
    More great pics of wonderful NY state...thanks. Pam
    2444 days ago
    Such a beautiful part of the country. The local economy was hurting when I lived there in the early 1990s. It makes me sad to think that it isn't improving. The people in Broome county were some of the kindest people I'd ever met and the city and surrounding countryside are beautiful.

    Thank you for the pictures, Don.
    2445 days ago
    The pictures are beyond beautiful! Thanks for posting emoticon
    2446 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    love your slide show...........
    puts us right there with you...
    thanks for sharing your beautiful Binghamtom!

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    2447 days ago
    Wonderful pictures, Don! I totally enjoyed my riverwalk with you. Thanks for sharing these great shots!
    2447 days ago
  • _LINDA
    emoticon emoticon photos!!
    Amazing what you captured with just a phone!
    Enjoyed the tour and also the music. Graceland is one of my all time favorites!
    You have a very beautiful area to get out in.
    Enjoy the bike give away and your non scale victory of wearing that skin tight outfit!
    You rock!
    2447 days ago
    I miss Binghamton. I really enjoyed living there and miss some of those sights. I use to walk over the Washington St. Bridge when I walked to work -- although sadly, mostly of the time I drove to and from work. I had no idea I was squandering a great opportunity to get fit. Those pictures really brought me back there.
    2447 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/9/2014 11:23:00 PM
    Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    2447 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    What a wonderful area you live in. Many things to be doing out and about. Thanks for sharing.

    You look so thin!
    2447 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/9/2014 8:36:52 PM
    Looks like a lovely upgrade since I last lived in the area! I didn't realize Laura lived around there at one time, too - another point of commonality! Small world, and thanks for sharing... one of my favorite times was the Pops on the River concerts... do they still put those on?
    2447 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    That was a Lovely Slide Show. The Photos are Beautiful. And a Wonderful Place to Walk, Ride Your Bike and Jog. Thank You for sharing all if this with us. God Blessings Always. Have a Great Day tomorrow at the Bike Give Away. Take Care.
    2448 days ago
    Thank you for posting the slide show. I really enjoyed it!
    2448 days ago
    Wonder environment, photos, and experience!
    2448 days ago
    That was a lovely slide show. I loved the pictures. You have a wonderful area to jog in.

    I know you will enjoy event tomorrow wearing your new clothes!

    By the way..someone at work asked for advice yesterday on weight. I paid it forward by telling her about Spark.
    2448 days ago
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