My Nemesis

Originally uploaded by aweber9

When running counterclockwise on the main road in Central Park, there are two difficult hills. One hill is at the north end of the park and the other is just behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the East 80's. A colleague from work, Kirk Bleemer, pointed out to me that the hill behind the museum is known as Cat Hill in honor of the cat statue (pictured above) perched on a boulder. The cat serenely watches people struggle up a long hill. When I ran the Manhattan Half-Marathon in Central Park, my toughest and slowest miles were going up cat hill.

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