Solemn. Good way to start a mindful day in NYC w friends.
(Part 1 of 12 in Williamsburg Bridge QM challenge)
Having carefully examined every inch of the pedestrian pathway on the Williamsburg Bridge, I can authoritatively state that it is in fact, VERY long. When I stood up after 2,000 meters of quadrapedie-movement, I could hardly believe it was over! Two kilometers turned out to be possible!
The entire bit of madness started after I mentioned to several people I might be heading into NYC/Brooklyn on a particular weekend in October. Unfortunately, my plans changed and I forgot to tell Jesse.
As the weekend approached, he sent me a message, “I’ve been thinking of some good physical challenges for when you’re here…” I was just thinking, “Oops, I forgot to tell him I’m not coming into the city that weekend.” When he followed with an upbeat, “Let’s QM across the Williamsburg Bridge on Saturday!”
Now in my defense, I was feeling a little guilty that he had spent time thinking about a visit that I had to abort, and my train of thought went off the rails like this:
The problem with my schedule is that I need to be home by about 3pm on Saturday…
…actually, that gives me until about 1pm to do some QM in the city on Saturday…
…so if I went in Friday, and if we started early enough…
…sure, a little QM in the morning would be fun…
…and October’s weather has been so beautiful…
“Ok, sure! I’m in. Let’s do it!”
…and then I looked up the Williamsburg Bridge on Wikipedia, learned it was 2,200 meters long, and thought, “I have made a terrible mistake.”
(Part 12 of 12 in Williamsburg Bridge QM challenge)
Found this in the camera roll from a couple weekends ago. It was great to bounce around random spots with @gabe_the_acrocat and @kristen_swantek This was the day before we QMd The Bridge… we’re all still smiling.
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2 kilometers of QM. ~2.5 hours.
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This is the end, in NYC. Not sure I’ll get this far tomorrow….
Never been here before….
Couple of shots from the Brooklyn ferry leaving Govenor’s Island last weekend during the Art of Retreat event #artofretreat2016
Where’s the Puffin today? …en route to Govenor’s Island for first full day of Art of Retreat.