Month: December 2020

New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #10

New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #10

This is my last post about the New York Harriers‘ winter scavenger hunt. You can read about the details of the hunt in my first post about it, written way back on November 24, 2020.

I didn’t bother doing the Harriers’ summer scavenger hunt because my feet were still sore at the time. All I could do over the summer was walk. I think I did two or three clues on the fall hunt before giving up due to, once again, sore feet.

So when I began the winter hunt three weeks ago, after having run just three times since September, I wasn’t sure how far I’d get. I thought if I could somehow manage to check off five clues in a row on the board, I’d consider that a success.

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New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt #9

New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt #9

I’m almost done with this fun three-week running “project” and, while I’m excited to start running around the Central Park loop again, it’s been so fun traveling all over the city, running through unfamiliar streets, visiting interesting landmarks, and, yes, sometimes getting lost.

My running club, the New York Harriers, came up with this scavenger hunt. You can read about the hunt’s origins in my first post in what now appears be a ten-part series.

My penultimate scavenger hunt run took me to the Bronx.

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New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #8

New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #8

This was a big one!

I decided to tackle another outer-borough trip for my eighth run in the New York Harrier‘s winter scavenger hunt. If you wish, you may read all about the scavenger hunt and how it started in my first post about it.

This run would hit three boroughs, two bridges, and be two miles longer than I thought it would!

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New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #7

New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #7

Just one week left in the New York Harriers winter scavenger hunt (read about its origins and rules in my first post in this series) and I still needed to hit a couple of outer boroughs. No time to waste.

Runners can check off the clues in any order we like within a three-week period. There’s also no minimum distance to run once we’re at a location – we could run around the block, take a picture, and go home.

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New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #6

New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #6

For my sixth run in the New York Harriers winter scavenger hunt, I decided to stay close to home. If I’m going to take a subway to get to the start of a run, I generally want to get out a little earlier, and I just wasn’t in a Subway Mood this day, which was yesterday.

You can read all about the origins and rules of the scavenger hunt in my first post about it; there are no real “rules” other than whichever club members want to participate complete as many clues as we can, which are things to do and see, not collect. We have three weeks and, so far, it’s been a fun way to get out and see parts of the city I’ve never or rarely seen.

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New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #5

New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #5

My fifth run in the New York Harriers winter scavenger hunt (the origins of which you can read about in my first installment) kept me in Manhattan but did require a subway – I’m still not strong enough to run more than probably five or six miles at a time. However, I am feeling much better these days! I think my feet are on the mend?!?!

We have three weeks (until December 14th) to complete as many clues as we can on this hunt, and we can do them in any order we want, whenever we want. It’s purely for fun and has been a great way to find purpose while running when life lately doesn’t seem to hold much purpose but I digress!

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New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #4

New York Harriers Winter Scavenger Hunt Run #4

I had a plan for my fourth run of the New York Harriers winter scavenger hunt – the rules of which I wrote about in my first post about it. I spent about 45 minutes the night before on this plan: looking at my list of clues, deciding where I wanted to go, plotting out a route on both a distance map and a subway map (there was no way I could run there and back). I was going to start in Manhattan, run over the Queensboro Bridge, run to a couple of locations in Brooklyn, and then head home on the subway.

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