I had a fantastic run today from the Boston Commons to the Esplanade along the river. I had set out to run 5 miles but among the autumn foliage and fresh crisp air I suddenly looked down at my watch to see that I had already ran 3.5 before I turned around. At the end:
|Avg Pace:||7:51 min/mi|
|Elevation Gain:||26 ft|
I ended up stopping in the Commons to walk around and take in the scenery. The leaves were beautiful, this is truly something special – people were walking to work, taking time off, running, playing – dogs, bikes, rollerblades… You name it.
The run started out slow and confused – coming from the Omni its crowded, but when I found the commons that became easy. When you get to the corner of Beacon and Arlington look across the street for the White Trail. I kind of ran around confused for a minute but found the spiral Arthur Fiedler foot bridge to take me across the highway. That brings you into the Arthur Fiedler memorial area – a cool sliver statue of him. To the right is the Esplanade, to the left the Dudley White bike path – across the stone foot bridge you can run along the Charles River on the Esplanade – I did that.
This path goes a pretty long way – I imagine you could take it all the way to Harvard. Maybe next time I will take a long slow distance run and do that.
The fall foliage was somewhat gone, but there were enough trees left with leaves of color.
I enjoyed the crew rowers in the river, the dog walkers chatting with each other, the serious and not-so-serious runners chugging by. If you go to Boston – don’t fight the traffic, walk along the river and enjoy the scenery.