When I run in Central Park I usually like to run clockwise; the hills seem easier (even though the total elevation change is the same regardless of which direction you run) and the people-watching is a bit better (since most people run counterclockwise).
To change things up I ran counterclockwise today. As I was headed up the east side, I was thinking about how I never see my friend/colleague Kirk even though he's a regular early morning runner; not three minutes later, who do I see? Kirk, running with his fiancee Lindsay.
Today's run was a good one - I completed the park loop at a pace of 8:07 - not bad for 6+ miles.