Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Parque del Buen Retiro

Only five more days until I arrive to Madrid!  It will be about 53*F there (11*C--have to keep practicing my metric measurements!) on Tuesday, perfect weather for running, biking and walking my dog, Dior.  We have been hibernating from our favorite parks, as this winter slammed the northeast with blizzard after blizzard.  I can't wait to end our cabin fever!  My boy is starting to get too lazy.....



Parque del Buen Retiro is to Madrid what Central Park is to New York City.  It is the epicenter of rest and relaxation in an otherwise commercial, international city. Affectionately referred to as "the lungs" of the city, I look forward to the opportunity to exercise alongside los españoles and learn new techniques or routines to share with my clients back here in the States.

I would also like to discover other walking/running paths the city has to offer.  I'm sure there will be a lot of people preparing for the Mapoma Race in April, Madrid's annual marathon, who can give me insight.
I'm so excited!! :)

Photos to come..

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