The Emerald Necklace

The start of the raceOver Columbus Day Weekend, I ran the Emerald Necklace Half Marathon. The Emerald Necklace is a long stretch of green space through the Boston Area. It starts in the Fenway area by the Fens and travels through Jamaica Plain and finally to the Franklin Park. The half point of the half marathon was the Franklin Park Zoo. The Emerald Necklace was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (designer of Central Park in NY) and contains several ponds and lakes. See the website for more interesting facts/info:
The race started just a few blocks from my apartment at 8am. When I got to the start around 6:45am, it was dark and cold outside. Before the race started, I was freezing, but after running a couple of miles and as the sun started to come out, the race warmed up. After a couple of hours, I cross the finish line and immediately began enjoying all the free goodies typical of these kinds of events.
Participating in this race, allowed me to see parts of Boston I have spent little time in since I moved here two years ago. I am always amazed the extent of green space in the city. It is easy to get outside for a walk, hike, run or bike no matter where you live within the city.Finished!