September is always crazy

By | September 25, 2022

but this year? It felt even more chaotic. I do love what I do, but sometimes it’s a lot to balance. Trying to get back to weekly updates and more caught up on comments.

Linking up with Deborah and Kim for some semblance of a run down of the last two weeks.

There were new shoes:

new shoes!

because I so needed a new pair

Aggressive non matching, sock and shoe edition

I had been eyeing these as soon as they came out, but had never worn any of the Brooks styles they came in. I ordered them as soon as I got home from theย  Brooks Run Club event where I tried the Glycerins, but somehow managed to not wear them until this week. They were an excellent reward for my COVID booster which I ran to and from. My one quibble: the laces are very short so not sure I can keep using the last hole, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out. Booster wise, I feel good. Tuesday my arm was really sore and I slept ten hours, but I was pretty much fine by 48 hours out. Moderna x 4 for anyone info gathering. I don’t know that I like the Glycerin better than Ghost, but nice to have an alternate if it comes in a particular pattern or color.

There was training:

heavy sunrises

I’m really enjoying the workouts from the Team Wilpers challenge. Hill workouts are a necessary evil, but I’m really enjoying the strides as I build my mileage back up. I still haven’t decided on whether I’ll do another Half before the NYC Half in March, but I have a 15K in December and would love to be strong for that. I hadn’t done hill repeats in three years, and the location for last week’s (sunrise above) made me laugh because as soon as the opened the section of the promenade, I talked about using it for hill repeats. Nothing like a challenge to make me do what I should be doing less than five minutes from my front door. Might have to take this week’s to Cat Hill for the required length, which should be a fun challenge given the amount of Cat Hill avoidance Iย  do on the regular.

There were sunsets:

view from Roosevelt Island

and of course my beloved reservoir

Some running at weird times: Roosevelt Island was Friday afternoon and the CP one was a Saturday night when I intended to run Sunday, but part of balancing fall is getting the runs in, not necessarily perfection in scheduling.

There was time with friends:

and her rescue pupper

and 80K other friends

The old normal is still refreshingly exciting after these last two years. I know COVID isn’t over, but I really missed spontaneity. Plus, it was a beautiful day to watch the Giants actually win a game in person!

Some time out of the city

nothing like the Hudson in the morning

Rockland Lake in the afternoon

and a long overdue haircut

Eighteen months without a haircut. That’s long even for me. It’s my usual length but she cut in some layers that I like – or think I do until they turn out not to be wash and go. The city has been absolutely bonkers with the UN General Assembly, Global Citizens concert and it was good to have some peace and quiet. And the hint of fall air since fall running is the absolute best.



15 thoughts on “September is always crazy

  1. Coco

    Your hair looks fantastic! I love the new shoes but I would have to wear matching socks โ€” or least coordinating ones. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Iโ€™m doing all the hill workouts on my tread. I donโ€™t think Scooby would understand hill repeats. Plus sometimes he has an annoying to stop before we are at the top.

    Yay for friends and live football games.

    I was fine after my booster (except my arm), I have done Pfizer x 2 + Moderna x 2.

    1. cari Post author

      Thanks! I love it too. Had gotten just too long but it was perfect for summer pony tail.

      Matching. What is that thing you speak of? ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t think any of my socks match except the black shoes. I do kow there are cereal socks since Jenn mentioned getting a pair.

      I can just see Scooby trying to figure out why you were running up and back down if there wasn’t a squirrel or something else worth doing it for.

  2. Kimberly Hatting

    I’m glad there’s no immediate hurry for another booster for me (that’s if I so choose to get one). My doc, at my physical last week, said “typically” the virus acts as a booster for three months. She also said, by November/December (when I’d potentially be due for the booster) things may very well have changed with recommendations, etc. In other words, I don’t have to think about it for awhile…and I don’t plan to, LOL. The two sticks, as well as the one booster, were all NASTY for me with a lot of side effects. Your hair looks cute ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. cari Post author

      Thank you! Trying to figure out how to style it, but I’m a fan
      That’s how I was with the spring booster. I was too young to be eligible and when I spoke with my doctor at a routine appointment, she said the bivalent booster was going to be available soon and I should wait. Glad I listened as I’d rather this protection over the “standard” booster. But you’re right, it’s a personal decision.

  3. Wendy

    If it weren’t for being a part of the Run Happy Team, I wouldn’t have tried any other shoes Brooks offers besides the Adrenalines! So like you, it’s nice to have choices and back up pairs. In fact, I haven’t tried a pair of Brooks that I didn’t like. I love the cereal shoes, lol. They’re so fun!

    As always, your photos are so beautiful!

  4. Deborah Brooks

    All the new Brooks shoes are too cute. I am so glad you are enjoying the Wilpers run workouts. I am looking forward to getting back to them once my glutes feel better. New hair is always great! I love going to football games live.

  5. Darlene Cardillo

    I LOVE your hair short!!

    I so wish I could wear Brooks. Topos are so boring but my feet don’t hurt so there’s that.

    Keep posting those beautiful pics!!

    See you in a few weeks (oct 16-17)

  6. Jenny

    Ah, Brooks shoes are so cute! I wish Hoka had some cool styles like that.
    Your talk about hills brings back memories from when I lived in Washington Heights. I used to run in Fort Tryon park, and would use that hill behind the cloisters for workouts. I was in such good shape!!! I miss those days. Now all my running is totally flat. I could go run up and down the Turnpike overpass…. but I don’t. Maybe someday.
    Anyway, your photos are incredible! It’s a beautiful time to be in NYC.

  7. Liz Dexter

    Love the new shoes and it was funny how we managed to coordinate haircuts (nearly) across the ocean! I also like it being sunrise and sunset time now on runs – better photo opps for me!

  8. Marcia

    Your new do looks fantastic and the new shoes are irresistibly cute! I wish I could run more than 6 miles in Brooks. After that they are much no bueno for these feet of mine. Gorgeous pics as per usual bot in and outside of the city!

  9. Kim G

    I love those new sneakers – the soles remind me of Fruit Loops, lol. Brooks has really had some cute designs lately. I wish I could wear a neutral sneaker so I could guy the ghosts because those always seem to have the best designs.

    Your hair looks awesome short!

  10. Jenn

    Your hair looks amazing! I love it!

    And I Love your shoes! So fun! I would love to go to a football game again, but I’m not sure I’m 100% ready. I get so drained from being around so many people. I need to boost my social stamina.

    Speaking of boost, I’m glad the booster didn’t cramp your style. What a relief.

    Thanks for sharing your piece of the world! I always love to see it!

    1. cari Post author

      Thank you!
      It’s sort of wash and go. It’s wash and fluff and go. Have to figure out how to handle it the morning after a night shower. But so far so good. don’t think I could manage it in summer humidity though

  11. Lisa @ TechChick Adventures

    Wow, that’s a long time without a hair cut! It looks great! I do struggle with letting my hair go curly. Curly means I have to do something with it the next day, unlike having a straight blowout. Such work! ๐Ÿ™‚ My hair is getting pretty straggly though from all of the blowdrying. It needs the break.
    Love the fun shoe collection!


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