Rockefeller State Park Preserve

I played a doubleheader yesterday, came home, showered, and then clipped a pedometer I've been wearing for the past week to my shorts. I've now officially declare my nerdish experiment complete: It looks like I walk about two miles a day, not including exercise like softball or racquetball, which doubles the distance or more. 

Yesterday, I took 13,429 strides, which are 26 inches, for a total distance of 349,154 inches, or a little more than 5.5 miles, excluding the softball games. That included a great stroll around a small section of the 1,233-acre Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Sleepy Hollow with Bruce Bolger, who has been going there since he was a teenager and seems to know every obscure nook, hidden footpath and interesting bit of lore. Were were accompanied by Deirdre (sans Sadie the dog, who was off strolling elsewhere with Carrick),  Bruce's wife, Shawn Sparks,, and Peter Swiderski and his wife, Tracy Piper.

The park itself is paved with easy-to-navigate bridal paths, perfect for leisurely gabs or cross-country jogs, as we observed. We had been to the park before, but never to this section with it's view of the Hudson and the highest rampart of the Old Croton Aqueduct (if I understood Bruce correctly).

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