As it used to say on on the classic TV show, “There are 8 million stories in the Naked City.” Quite possibly, there are that many — or more — different running routes around our five boroughs. It’s one of the things that keeps us motivated. . . finding a new street, a special view, a sweet downhill, or a challenging uphill.
All of the Running Company stores around the country are starting to post some of their favorite runs on the RUN.com website. We want your help, so please let us know where you like to run. . . we’ll share that route with your fellow runners. Just add it to the comment section below.
Of course, running is a great way to see the landmarks of the Big Apple, such as the building pictured below, the subject of today’s Thursday Trivia challenge. This building, a familiar sight to downtown runners, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. At 792 feet, it was the tallest building in the world from the day it opened until 1930. It is called the “Cathedral of Commerce” and was built for the staggering sum (at the time) of $13.5 million. Please send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. . . we’ll select one winner at random who will win a special prize from our store.