this belongs in either runfessions or coffee talk, but the odds of my getting a post together for those? About as good as waiting for the library hold on the new Daniel Silva — I made it five days and bought he book.
No, I haven’t traded in my coffee mug. I will always be a coffee girl but on some hot walks this summer I discovered Starbucks’ iced teas, which are always more refreshing than iced coffee and give you way more for your money. Then due to Starbucks being out of everything, I changed from the iced tea lemonade to the honey citrus mint tea which I had them make iced, leave out the honey. Magic!
Fearing that they’ll soon run out of that too and really not wanting to spend $4 all the time, I invested in a kettle and made my first “iced” tea on Monday. If you’ve used a Zaki or another similar, you know why it’s “iced”, don’t you? Poured over ice and put in the fridge, yep, Zaki kept it perfectly warm. Lesson learned, and it wasn’t bad warm either.
On Malibu: RunMalibu sent us an email with training plans and their intermediate half actually seems manageable. Guess it was good that I hadn’t gotten too far beyond I should find a plan or see whether someone wants to be hired to write one for me.
- never miss a Monday: oh, it’s going to rain. I’ll sleep in a little. Oh, it’s not raining, but it’s pretty cool, I’ll still sleep in. 7:15, 72 and what I neglected to look at, 93% humidity. Oops. 3.5 miles is better than nothing and these two snaps just spoke to me–it really is a matter of perspective and point of view. Also gives truth to the old adage: if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.
- Tuesday: a short morning walk as I knew it was going to be a busy day. Work/social events are really picking back up and this was one I was really looking forward to, New Yorkers for Culture & the Arts’ annual FUNdraiser. A street party with stilt walkers and steel drums is way more fun than a rubber chicken dinner any day. While it was cooler than last week, it was still too humid to even contemplate work pants so I got to wear this dress for the first time in two? years. Might summer social events turn me into a dress wearer?
- Wednesday: never did find out what that interview was about. Guessing the still-crumbling promenade, although she was midway between the most broken portions. Five miles in the fog before a museum preview. I hadn’t realized how much I missed those, and the Museum of Chinese in America re-opened with a timely and resonant exhibit about AAPI hate.
- Thursday: ios Widgets told me it was the three-year anniversary of reaching 9+1 and qualifying to run the 2019 marathon. Luckily I saw it before Bruce and I went out and I wore the shirt for some fun. The run was a walk/run as Thursday was the beginning of the seven millionth ridiculously hot and humid spell this summer.
- Friday: too hot to do more than the bare minimum, although I did sit by the river and read for the breeze.
- Saturday: original thought was to run to Riverside Park to see the goats. ~ 8.5 would be doable, but when I saw the forecast I decided instead for Randalls Island as water fountains are more reliable there. When I woke at 4:30, it was already in the 80s with 69% humidity and I knew 8 wasn’t happening. I did get onto Randalls for a small loop but called it all good at 6.5. It was just miserable out even with lingering cloud cover and at that point my desire to run was surpassed by my desire not to be an overheated puddle. Eerily similar to two years ago when I did my first (and last, to date) treadmill ten miler. Today I might have missed the gym for some climate control. Lived my best toddler life the rest of the day with a planned, indoor morning nap and an unplanned park bench one later when it rained.
- Sunday: I’m glad the tea tastes so good when I drink it, because it’s always an adventure to make it. This heat-resistant container wasn’t. I’ve been talking about going for Dairy Queen since Friday, today I really want some more reading time for the new Daniel Silva (whee!) and need to return something to the GAP Factory outlet, so a Staten Island ferry field trip is on tap.