I have a love/hate relationship with social media, but had my fifteen minutes of fame on Thursday-Friday when I tweeted about the ridiculous lack of recognition that SVU was getting for 500 episodes and the role that a woman lead, director and executive producer played. Somehow that was seen by the show runners and well, #twitterfamous. That was fun, and let’s just say my mentions were unreadable for a good 24 hours.
Summer is an exaggeration-it didn’t get that warm – but these made me chuckle when I was running Wednesday evening (more on that below) in a skirt and a tee shirt. From long sleeves on Memorial Day to short sleeves a week before Halloween? Weather this year has been nutter butter.
This coming week is the first time I’m really thinking about balancing runs and return to the office, but luckily it coincided with trying to get on a Sunday run schedule due to Haunted Island and the Malibu Half so it’s all good in the end. And yes, I’m going to miss a Monday, but is it really missing it if you plan ahead and run Sunday instead? I don’t think so. My runs. My rules.
I could really identify with Mother Nature this week. The sun and I had a hard time getting going this week. I got out on Monday and Wednesday mornings, but it was a challenge. These views always make it worth it though.
No, Times Square isn’t dead contrary to what the doom and gloom media is shouting with glee about. This was early Tuesday morning as I headed to a work event at the Marriott Marquis. This installation is poignant and powerful, yet dwarfed by height of Times Square. While my goal is walking to and from work on my office days, that didn’t quite happen this week. I am out of practice laying out clothes and my bag the night before!
I did get out for a walk Friday morning before work, and there’s something about the serenity of Central Park that doesn’t exist after work or on the weekends when all the runners are out. So grateful to have the park as my escape and oasis.
and because I walked Friday morning, I could sit and read and take in this absolute stunner of an East River sunset-you know, that thing that doesn’t exist? Magic hour indeed. Speaking of magic, Alice Hoffman’s Rules of Magic has been an absolutely wonderful read and I’d binge it like I did Magic Lessons if not for an utter lack of reading time.
After my sub par distance Wednesday morning and knowing I needed to go to Target, I decided to literally run some errands. Of course that involved a quick visit to the reservoir with this “weed” I’ve fallen in love with. (Monday’s walk took me there too!) I don’t run twice in one day, except when I do. No injury/over training risk with the low mileage, and it was faster than walking errands. Glad I got there Monday and Wednesday as Office Run Group is getting too dark for a sunset ending. I do enjoy the amateur astronomers on the Great Lawn with Jupiter and Saturn playing peekaboo. That made up for missing the full moon.
On Saturday I was going to meet a friend for a run, but it didn’t work out weather wise, and I was feeling bleh. Nothing wrong, just poor sleep so I decided to rest some and run later. Later turned into sneaking it in before dark, which tends to happen if I don’t go right out of bed. Oh well, worse problems to have. Nice to see fall on Randalls Island with the wildflower meadows, soccer games and sense of normalcy. I wasn’t sure how long I’d feel like going, but once I warmed up, I was good for 8. Should I have gone longer three weeks out from the race knowing I’m probably only running six next weekend? Probably. Do I care? Not really. Pushing it wasn’t going to happen.
Beth and I decided to have another go at meeting up and the weather was perfect fall — 48 degrees. I wasn’t worried about back to back runs since I didn’t think we’d go far (famous last words) and knew we’d run/walk. The leaves really haven’t changed much here, which is weird, but we did get one great one at The Pool, still one of my favorite spots in Central Park. We’d done seven miles before we realized it — oops. Let’s just say I did a lot of stretching when I got home. I guess my shoes are official now with the bridle path dirt path? Surprised it was that dusty after some light rain yesterday and humid temps all week, but glad for one more beautiful day before some rain.