that has nothing to do with running, although running was pretty good this week too!
Museums and cultural institutions can open in NYC starting on August 24.
25% occupancy. Timed ticketing required. Pre-set staggered entry.
Face coverings enforced and controlled traffic flow.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 14, 2020
I also don’t generally quote politicians here, but as I said, good news!
As many of you know, I love museums. I’m not sure everyone knows that this is also a huge part of my job, so I am thrilled for all of those I work with that they can safely welcome guests back. It’s a step in the right direction and this made for a wonderful Friday when the news hit.
While it’s nothing like what poor Kim and others in the midwest are dealing with, we’re still cleaning up after Isaias here and there was more rain this week too. Luckily no more wind damage.
I switched to Runkeeper a few years ago from Map My Run. It was before I was a runner so many of these are bike rides, but this was fun to see. While I focus on Strava data wise, I’m glad I still recorded my runs there for the history. Strava tells me I’ve recorded 746 runs for 2,342 miles which sounds amazing/insane.
- never miss a Monday: first of three sunrise-ish runs this week. This is what happens when it’s approximately 940% humidity every day. This run felt good and I was determined to find more than four miles. It’s hard with the sink hole closures, but I did even if that meant I ran the ramps down to water level twice. Quads hurt after, but it was a good sore. No issue with the IT Band on my first real hills. Canned peas aren’t my thing, but they paired well with some lemon, rosemary, dill salmon in the instant pot.
- Tuesday: gross at 6:30 and did not want to go out, but a friend texted me from the Great Lawn and coaxed me to join her to sit and chat. We were rewarded with this view. I wish we could have scratch and sniff because there’s something great about fresh cut grass.
- Wacky Wednesday: my routine for runrise is to run, shower and come back for a power nap before work. On Wednesday I couldn’t fall asleep during that nap and got up to stretch and roll. It rained after sunrise and can you say saturated low-lying area? The days are getting shorter, and I’m really going to miss my after-work reading nook.
- Thursday: bupkus. Like a few weeks ago with the heat and humidity, I was just d-o-n-e. Didn’t even go out for coffee before work but walked to Target after. The rain during the day had cut the heat slightly, which was lovely.
- Friday: 3rd runrise of the week. Like Monday I managed to stretch it into five miles with two ramp runs and a few dinosaurs for company. My quads weren’t as sore after and I spent the afternoon/evening in my favorite reading nook. With all the rain this month, my flip flop tan seems to have stabilized.
- Saturday: lovely walk exploring parts of Central Park I don’t typically, culminating in this sign, which is so true. I briefly contemplated moving somewhere, but why would I leave this neighborhood. I have the river two blocks away, Central Park five. Is this apartment ideal? No, but it works and in normal times, I don’t literally spend my life here. It’s fine and the neighborhood more than makes up for it. The weather was perfect and I could have walked forever, except I had plans to meet a friend for dinner. 5 hours later… catching up is so wonderful. Also realized it was Darlene’s and my 2nd meetversary. Runner friends are the bestest.
- Sunday Runday: two of the last three weeks I’ve actually done a Sunday long run. I was a Saturday long run person during marathon training and liked the recovery day, but since I’m not doing crazy long runs, I don’t mind moving it around. No plan, just get up and go on a beautiful (66F at start) rainy day. I said hi to Fred, as you must, and Elizabeth and I met up for a few miles during her 14m and I headed back east at ~7 miles to finish somewhere between eight and nine. When I hit eight I realized I was 12m from two hours (this was walk/run/meander) and so I knew my target. End result was 9 miles, 2:00:31. Wish I’d seen it sooner and could have come in under two. Don’t care about pace, but I like round numbers. Had an unplanned nap when I got home and it’s still raining so plan is to do the living room re-arrangement I was supposed to two weeks ago.