Living in New York City is wonderful, but I feel that everyone here has a shelf life. I think mine is about to expire as I approach my 7th year as a New Yorker. Learning how to survive here is an art within itself, from how to take the subways to which apartment to pick and why you shouldn’t pay a broker fee. All of these experiences are unique to New York and I wouldn’t trade these experiences for anything.
From a runners point of view it doesn’t get much better than New York City, or at least that is what I believed up until my trip to Boulder last week. New York is often quoted as being the most “run” city while Boulder is commonly referred to as the #1 running location. I thought it would be fun to make a comparison between these two different places and use my recent trip and experiences as inspiration for a Tale of The Tape: Boulder/New York:
Boulder: Chatapucha Park Mesa Trail New York: Central Park Cat Hill Repeats
Boulder: Lazy Dog New York: The Village Pourhouse
Boulder: Centro New York: Esperanto
Boulder: Subaru Outback New York: Yellow Cabs
Boulder: Flatirons Vista Trailhead New York: Battery Park City to Chelsea
Boulder: Foolish Craigs New York: Ulysses on Stone Street
Boulder: Boulder Running Company New York: JackRabbit
Boulder: Snow shoeing at Eldora New York: Biking Governors Island
Boulder: Gondolier on Pear New York: Harry’s Italian
Boulder: Scenic, Backroads, Elevation New York: Lottery, Central Park, Times Square
The winner? Well, it is close but I have to give a slight edge to Boulder. It is tough for me to go against my city, maybe my New York City shelf life expiration is making me lean towards Boulder.