I have not been into the virtual runs. I love running some of your favorites, but couldn’t get into paying to run my usual routes. I knew though there was one I’d do. The Ted Corbitt is my favorite race along with the Frozen Penguin, and I absolutely love the 15K/10 mile distance. So once NYRR announced it would go forward virtually, I knew I was in.
While the holidays may look different this year, our shared joy of running can make this a bright time and bring us together, even if we have to stay apart. Let’s celebrate the ways that members of our running community have helped one another and inspired others all year long.
I had no plans on a 5K. I don’t love the 5K on a good day, but how could I resist that messaging? So I’m doing the Season of Light 5K.
Anyone want to join me for either/both? No swag, but totally free.
I finally pulled out the NoxGear vest, although I only wore it once as I’ve been mostly running in pedestrian zones, but it is time to start to think about how to glow in the dark. On cue, Runner Beans published a list of best reflective gear for runners. I’m excited also to wear a pair of the reflective moonshine capris I bought when Skirt was closing down.
Managed to actually post twice this week! Active Leafcation!
- never miss a Monday: had an 8am dentist appointment. I didn’t run there the last visit as I was worried about a July run and what the thermometer would register on arrival. Monday was much cooler (although humid) and I had a beautiful run to and from the dentist. The fogging was absolutely bonkers with mask (midtown, so no option not to) and humidity.
- Tuesday: one of those days where I was on Zoom until 8pm. I really, really need to get back in the habit of the morning walks especially on those days. Speaking of zoom-like things, I’m officially a Zooma Ambassador and can’t wait to hopefully run Cape Cod or Amelia Island next year.
- Wednesday: woke at 4 AM and couldn’t get back to sleep. Too dark to run that early and somehow I still didn’t get out on time to get five miles, but a nice 4+ shakeout to start the day is always a good thing.
- Thursday: office run group is a lovely thing to look forward to. A dose of normalcy in these upside down times, and great to semi-regularly see a colleague. This week featured a side of Halloween, which somehow snuck up on me this year.
- Friday: new phone, who ‘dis? I am not a buy a new phone on the day of presale. But my phone left me no choice. iSmash. Upgrade at the Apple store was easy and I was soon on my way to AMNH for the mandatory first photos on my new phone. That has been A Thing since my first “Camera phone” and I’m so glad the museums were open again for my ridiculosity.
- Saturday: literally running errands. Had to return something at the GAP Factory store and the easiest way to get there is to run. I turned it into a longer run via St. John the Divine’s public art and some other sightseeing and it was nice to see a different route, although ~ 4 miles were some of the usual CP haunts.