An Uneventful Run on an Uneventful Morning
Wednesday 10/11, Run #64: Sheepshead Bay, Midwood
Distance: 9.95 miles
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Unique Miles Today: 8.56
Total Unique Miles: 508.86
Percent of Brooklyn Run: 29.21
Route: I began at Coyle and Avenue Y, then south to Avenue Z, west to Ford, south to Voorhies Ave, west to Batchelder, north to Avenue X, west to Brown, south to Avenue U, west to Haring, north to Avenue X then doubling back and continuing to Avenue Z, east to Brown, south to Voorhies Ave, west to Haring, north to Avenue Z, west to Nostrand Ave, south to Voorhies Ave then doubling back and continuing north to Avenue X, west to E. 29th, south to Avenue Y then doubling back and continuing north to Avenue U, west to E. 28th, south to Voorhies Ave, west to E. 27th, north to Avenue U, west to E. 26th, south to Voorhies Ave, west to Bedford Ave, north up to Avenue P, west to Mansfield (E. 24th), south to Avenue R, west to E. 22nd, north to Avenue O, east to E. 24th, north to Olean, northwest to Avenue N, west to Bay, southeast to E. 23rd, south back to Avenue O, west to Ocean Avenue, south to Kings Highway, and west to E. 17th.
Notes: After a few unusually complex and confusing runs, today's was actually pretty straightforward, as I filled in a corner of Sheepshead Bay that I'd thus far ignored. Actually, I was originally planning to take today off and run tomorrow, but with rain in the forecast beginning tonight I figured I'd play it safe and head out this morning. I don't think I'll mind taking tomorrow off instead, especially if it's pouring out when I wake up.
Anyway, as the title of today's post would indicate, my outing was essentially uneventful, especially since I was in a mostly quiet residential area, with lots of brick row houses and a few apartment buildings. No animal sculptures (though two houses on Olean Street had decorative tiles on the front, one of which featured -- no joke -- an elephant), no mermaids, no signs of either extreme wealth or abject poverty. Just a lot of houses, and a lot of people out going to work or taking their kids to school. A typical day in southern Brooklyn, I'd have to imagine. So instead of racking my brain for ways to make it sound more interesting, I'll just leave it at that and move on to the photographic portion of today's post, though even the pictures are kind of boring, too:
Garages on Olean Street
Bionic bagels on Nostrand Avenue
Side of a store on Bedford Avenue