And Remember, Always Back Up Your Files
Thursday 1/18, Run #111: Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights
Distance: 9.25 miles
Wind Chill: 21
Weather: partly cloudy
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Unique Miles Today: 9.02
Total Unique Miles: 866.14
Percent of Brooklyn Run: 49.71
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Notes: It's official -- with the completion of today's run I only need 5.04 unique miles to make it to the halfway point. I hope to be able to dash it off tomorrow (or, if the weather is uncooperative, Satuday), and then I'm going to feel pretty good about things. At least for a little while. Eventually, I suppose, I'll have to hit the road again for Part Two, but I'm really looking forward to a little break before that. As for the run itself, it was fine in terms of seeing interesting things and not getting run over, but it was certainly the coldest morning I've been out there so far. I was in the area where Clinton Hill, Bed-Stuy, and Prospect Heights come together, a region with a lot of people out and about, some attractive residential streets, and plenty of houses I'd never be able to afford. As you might suspect, I chose this destination today because of its proximity to the G train, meaning I didn't spend more than 10 or 15 minutes getting either to or from the run. And that was very nice, indeed.
On a less positive note, last night I inadvertently deleted the spreadsheet I'd been using to keep track of everything regarding my Brooklyn runs -- distances and times, of course, but also the weather, the URL of each individual route map, and weekly, monthly, and running totals of the various statistics. I guess that's why they always tell you to back up everything. It's true, of course, that most of this information is preserved right here on the blog and that I can probably recreate the thing nearly in its entirety by going through each of the 110 posts and copying the information into a new spreadsheet. But that's a lot of work. I think I need to hire an intern.
Finally, a quick note on my photos: I've finally organized the pictures from all my runs over at Flickr into eight sets that group the photos thematically. There's a substantial set, for instance, devoted to storefronts, as well as others featuring pictures related to residential buildings, transportation, and religion. Believe me, it's a lot easier to look at these groupings (each has between roughly 50 and 125 images) than it is to wade through all 600+ photos. You can take a look by either heading over to my Flickr page and then clicking on whichever set you want to see, or you can simply click on one of the links I've included here on the blog. They're over to the right, listed under the heading "Runs Brooklyn Photo Archive," and just beneath the "About this Blog" links. (For whatever reason it takes a few seconds for the pages to come up, so please be patient.)
Speaking of photos, here's today's installment:
Paul Robeson Theater on Greene Avenue