Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vacation all I ever wanted

Ya know, it's really lovely to wake up early on and august morning in NYC and have the weather say it's 68 degrees outside. I mean really, who doesn't love that? So up  I was. Have to take advantage of the day. Long Run.
As you all know, I'm running every other day and keeping the miles low for now. So I headed out for 14. Foot felt fine. A twinge for the first mile but an ok twinge. 
This morning I ran down the West Side Highway instead of in the park. Figured I'd go flat and give my legs, which are a bit tired from Tues' workout a break from the rolling of the park. Ya know what? I was bored. I really was. I dont do a whole lotta out and backs and this felt endless. Even with This American Life and Dan Savage keeping me company. I keep the pace easy.
Tomorrow Loren and I are headed off for a much needed VACATION. We're kicking it off by running the Bridge of Flowers  10k in MA with some friends of mine that I've known longer than I'd care to admit and haven't seen in longer than I'd care to admit. I am very bummed that I will not be in NYC running the Club Team Championships with my team but alas, Loren and I actually did plan our trip around the date of that race and then NYRR moved it. And they moved it for a big money making race. But anyway, all ye Front Runners know I'm running with you in spirit (and I'm running farther than you are damn it!)
Then it's on to NH and Mt Washington! I'm so looking forward to this. It's going to be so nice to leave the city behind for a while. 
So my dear readers, updates will be few and far between for the next few weeks. Good running to all!


Nugent said...

The same thing happened to me with the club champs, I had it all planned out to go spend the weekend with friends a good 5 hours from the city and do a team triathlon with them (all I have to do is run) and then they switched the date of the club champs so I'm really bummed to miss them. Of course I am running that money making race next weekend too. I actually made it over to the West Side Highway myself today because I decided to more or less run the NYC Half course plus a mile or so for my long run---it was boring over there! Honestly, I can run loops endlessly switching between the bridle, reservoir, and the road loop and something about it keeps me entertained. By the time I reached Battery Park I decided I just couldn't go back the same way I had come so I ran through some of the streets downtown before I decided that was a mess and just took the subway back uptown.

DogPound said...

I feel the same way! I can just go all over the park and not get bored. The west side, while flat=zzzzz

L.A. Runner said...

Have fun on your trips and take some good pics! Good luck in the 10K, too!

Girl In Motion said...

Have a great time, Doggie Girl!

BarbBQ said...

I hope you're having a fantastic time, doggie!

Preston said...

Have a safe trip!