Feelin’ Groovy (The 59th St. Bridge Song)

This is something along the lines of a virtual post–I guess they all are when you come right down to it!  But this one more than most because I’m going to post about an event that occurred today some 500 miles away from where I am right now.


But thanks to the wonders of technology, I almost feel like I was there—you’re probably wondering what the HECK I’m rambling on about–

James ran the NYC Marathon today, in what seems to me a blistering sub 3 hour time—and of course everyone knows a marathon is 26.2 miles.  Just do that math!

John was in town and met up with James and ran along with him for 7 or 8 miles, which they both enjoyed.  I  know all this from many cell phone calls, and this:


The marathon people had a “Track Your Runner” feature–we watched the little running icon (not always facing in the right direction–it always faced East!) bounce along the route from Staten Island to Brooklyn (where John first jumped in), up through Queens, across the 59th St. Bridge (hence title of post), through Manhattan to de Bronx, back into Manhattan, through Harlem and finishing up at the bottom of Central Park–whew!

Thanks to John’s sister, Nancy, for some great photos!

Personally, I wish we had all gone–I think those of us that stayed behind missed a really good time! (and those lyrics–“Slow down, you movin’ too fast” are just not appropriate, but it’s such a great song!)



  1. John says:

    Street bridge street? What a day! Wish you were here.

  2. mattie says:

    Thanks for this. I was following from afar and hoping for pictures!

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