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The Queen’s AC in Queens

During the last couple of months, Jakob has spent a lot of time in one of the coolest cities in the world. Since I happened to have a week off I decided to visit and join him on his own little versions of “running around the block”. My plane was late flying in to JFK and I didn’t arrive at Jakob’s place until 04.00 in the morning. This didn’t stop us from joining our friend from the Sahara, Illka, for a morning run in Central Park at 08.00. If you call yourself a runner, you’d better behave like one. Central Park is one of my favourite places in the world for running. A lap around the park is only a couple of hundred metres short of 10k and is pleasantly undulating with a few challenging slopes along the way. Later in the week we met up with an old friend of ours and spent a couple of wonderful days playing golf at Tiburón in Naples, Florida. Golf is unfortunately quickly becoming an addiction akin to running. I say unfortunately because I’ll soon run out of hours in the day to pursue everything I would like to. We truly live lives of privilege and count ourselves blessed to be able to do the things we do. We concluded our week with a 23k run early on a drizzly morning in New York, running north along the FDR Drive, crossing over to Randall’s Island and continuing south, crossing the Robert F Kennedy Bridge over to Queens. The promised thunderstorm never arrived and we ran south through Astoria taking a short lap around Roosevelt Island before we crossed the 59th Street Bridge back west to Manhattan again. It’s an awesome feeling running around the streets of New York, zigzagging between yellow taxis and steaming vents from the subway

I’ll be back with dad for NYC marathon in November – be sure to follow us right here!

Central Park with Illka and Jakob.

Central Park with Illka and Jakob.

A standard lap of Central Park.

A standard lap of Central Park.

Hint for all of you non-golfers: after a swing, the ball should not still be standing on the peg.

Hint for all of you non-golfers: after a swing, the ball should not still be standing on the peg.

Admiring the Roosevelt Island Bridge.

Admiring the Roosevelt Island Bridge.

Loads of pauses waiting for traffic.

Loads of pauses waiting for traffic.

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