Running was a passion for quite a few years, but too many marathons wore out the right knee. I had it replaced two years ago and I can now exercise as much as I want, but not run. Fortunately, the cross trainer and treadmill offer very good exercise and I also walk and hike quite a bit. According to the pedometer, the new knee has handled more than 9 million steps since October 2008. I have many fond memories of running and they are documented here in patrickWeb.
New York, New York. (4 miles) Central Park is a great place to run. Mostly flat and you can go as far as you want. (April 2001)
Scottsdale, Arizona (multiple runs). It was PC Forum 2001 at the Princess. Great technology conference and a chance to run 3+ miles every day and on one day to hike to the top of Camelback Mountain. (March 2001)
Olympia, England. (4 miles). Holland Park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is quite nice. It is a small park but full of interesting sculptures. (February 2001)
Berlin, Germany (3 miles). Tiergarden Park is one of the great parks of the world and a great place to run. I ran with Mike Nelson of IBM. He and I were in Berlin for a meeting of the Global Internet Project. (November 2000)
Cambridge, Massachusetts (5 miles). Running along the Charles River is a special pleasure. This time it was very cold though and I wished I had brought gloves. The view is great and there are a large number of fellow runners out there. (November 2000)
Lake Pinnipesauki, New Hampshire (5 miles). This beautiful place is a known as the Lake Region and is the vacation home of some close friends. Weather was windy and chilly but blue sky and clear mountain air. (October 2000)
Scottsdale, Arizona (5 miles) is where the Agenda Conference is held every year. It is very flat but can also be very very hot. I wish I had a much larger water bottle with me on this hot Tuesday afternoon. (October, 2000)
Geneva, Switzerland. During a visit to give a keynote speech at Post-Expo 2000 I had a spare hour so I ran from the Hotel Intercontinenal down by the United Nations, through the Botanical Gardens, through a tunnel under the freeway to Lake Geneva. It was a very windy day and wind surfers were enjoying it. It was a most enjoyable 5.5 miles. (October, 2000)
Sydney, Australia at Olympics 2000. Running along the bays and quays by The Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botannical Gardens was great. Forty miles over eight of the 12 days we were there. (September, 2000)
West Palm Beach, Florida (5 miles). 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. What a way to start the new millenium! (January 1, 2000)
West Palm Beach, Florida (5 miles). 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. What a way to end the millenium! (December 31, 1999)
Ridgefield, Connecticut (5 miles). It was a beautiful Christmas Day. Sunny and cold. Just under 20 degrees Fahrenheit. (December 25, 1999)
Hong Kong, China (5 miles). After a few days in Singapore and then in Hong Kong I had a day off enroute to heading on to Taipei, Taiwan. I took advantage of the short break to run five miles along Hong Kong harbour. It is a beautiful city. (December, 1999)
Fort Collins, Colorado (5 miles) is where my family and I had a very nice reunion. We visited the Rocky Mountain National Park. Weather was sunny and warm. (September, 1999)
Scottsdale, Arizona (5 miles) is where the Agenda Conference is held every year. It is very flat but can also be very very hot. I wish I had a much larger water bottle with me on this hot Sunday afternoon. (October, 1998)
Marne La Vallee (4 miles) is a place unto itself and is also part of Paris. It is also home of Disneyland Paris. Weather was cold, wet, and dreary.
Portland, Maine (5 miles) is one of the nicest places I have ever run. The weather was perfect. Sunny but cool. The scenery was really neat along the waterfront
Running (4 miles) in Washington, D.C. (February 1998) was really fun. I started out at 6:30 AM from the Watergate Hotel where I was staying. The hotel provided a nice map showing Running Routes along the Potomac River. I ran past the Kennedy Center and then over the Memorial Bridge and then by the Lincoln Memorial. Had a nice view of the Washington Monument.
Running (4 miles) in Sydney, Australia (April 1998) was a special treat. The run through Hyde Park and into the Royal Botanical Gardens was beautiful. Many varieties of flowers in bloom. I ran along the water and then the Sydney Opera House came into view. It was spectacular. Then along the water I saw all kinds of boats ranging from sightseeing to Navy vessels. Thanks to my GPS receiver I found my way back to the hotel with no problems. It was one of the nicest 4 mile runs I have ever taken although I have to admit my energy level was down a bit. By that night I will have been up for over 40 hours and was surely ready for a good nights sleep.
Running (5 miles) in Central Park in New York City is a real treat. The weather couldn’t have been better and there were people everywhere. Hikers, bikers, walkers, runners and horses. Fast people, slow people, intense people and relaxed people. Old people, young people, and infants.
Running (5 miles) along the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a joy even
in the rain. Plenty of it was coming down on this recent visit to the MIT Media Lab but it can be very refreshing to run in the rain.
Running (3 miles) along the Atlantic Ocean in Bal Harbor, Florida. I was there for an important meeting with a number of my colleagues. Also, I saw some alligators.