Saturday, July 30, 2011

Squarey Monster 59 (7.5 mile skull)

Today's Squarey Monster is a dedication to Noah Scalin and Skull-A-Day, and of course to Make Something 365 which was the inspiration to start this blog.

I'm a runner, and I always look at my runs that are mapped by an app called RunKeeper. I got the idea that I should map out a picture, but I wasn't sure what I should do. It's helpful that the streets in my area of brooklyn are very much a grid, so I plotted a run, wrote out directions, and drew (ran) this:

I forgot to consider that I was basically forcing myself into hill training today.

It's a 7.5 mile skull! I'll post a video about it either tomorrow or Monday.

Update, August 2, 2011:
Any RunKeeper app users in my area? Join my team. Directions to run your own skull in Park Slope pasted below the video.

video


Depending on response, I may do more of these. It was a good distraction from what sometimes feels monotonous.


Make your own (or plot your own GPS art!):



Start at Prospect Ave and 5th Ave.  -  Run toward 3rd Ave.

Turn RIGHT at 3rd Ave.

Turn RIGHT at Union Street.

Turn RIGHT at 7th Ave.

Turn LEFT at Garfield Place.

Turn RIGHT at Prospect Park West.

Turn Right at 3rd Street.

Turn LEFT at 8th Ave.

Turn LEFT at 4th Street.

Turn RIGHT at Prospect Park West.

Turn RIGHT at 7th Street.

Turn LEFT at 7th Ave.

Turn RIGHT at 14th Street.

Turn RIGHT at 5th Ave.

Turn RIGHT at 9th Street.

Turn LEFT at 8th Ave.

Turn LEFT at 6th Street.

Turn RIGHT at 5th Ave.

Turn RIGHT at 1st Street.

Turn RIGHT at 7th Ave.

Turn LEFT at 8th Street.

Turn RIGHT at Prospect Park West.

Turn RIGHT at 11th Street.

Turn LEFT at 8th Ave.

Turn LEFT at 12th Street.

Turn RIGHT at Prospect Park West.

Turn RIGHT at 15th Street.

Turn LEFT at 7th Ave.

Turn RIGHT at Prospect Ave.  -  FINISH at Prospect Ave and 5th Ave.

4 comments:

  1. This is sooo cool. And I see that you ran right past the corner of 7th and President St. where we used to live! I'm so impressed with your creativity and energy.

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