I have good news and bad news. Good news is I am still on this ambitious project of "mapping" every Brooklyn neighborhood by running and spelling their names, in that neighborhood. Or somewhere close. Just this weekend I finally completed "Marine Park". The bad news is I took too long to do this Garmin web site finally got rid of Classic view so now any additional maps will look slightly different. "Marine Park" is one such. The lines are darker, which is fine, but luckily the underlying map is still the same. Whew. All the more reason I should hurry up and finish this before any more changes, whether with Garmin.com or with my own health. You never know, one day you can be healthy and all, the next day you can no longer run.
For "Marine Park", I broke one of my rules about running. I hate driving and when I go for a run, I absolutely don't want to drive somewhere just to run there. But I have to be realistic now. While I can certainly drive to Marine Park to do the run, it is just much faster when I drive. And there is plenty of parking at the park, so I really have no excuse not to. With this executive decision made, I plan to drive to Prospect Park etc some weekend day, really early in the morning for a better chance of finding a parking spot, and be done with those faraway places. Let's hope the map will be filled soon!