also, this was absolutely spot on for this week’s weather.
I blinked and missed July. Wasn’t it just July 4th? Not complaining at all as I’m eager for fall weather, but hello time warp. A fast July brought me closer to vacation, which is always a good thing. It’s going to be a laptop free vacation, so there will be photos but no posts because someone still hasn’t spent time figuring out how to blog from her phone. No idea who that might be 😀
— travellingcari (@travellingcari) July 18, 2022
- never miss a Monday: the only reasonable weather day of the bunch, and I got to play in puddles during a rain run. And then the day got even better with an in person book event. It’s no secret that I love Daniel Silva and his annual release party is one of my favorite events. NYC is the first stop on the tour which means we get copies a few hours before it’s officially released and he’s a great conversation. This year he was interviewed by a fellow art nerd and it was one of my favorite events, but yes the two-year absence made it even more amazing. And then he RTed me! It was a very good night and now I’m trying to make the book last without much success. I was ecstatic to get home and find that my super had installed my air conditioner. Yes, I made it this long without it this summer. No, I haven’t turned it off (while home) since.
- Tuesday-I melted. I don’t remember much else because I didn’t run and the only thing on my camera roll was a freestyle soda machine. Don’t we all have those days?
- Wednesday: luckily it was much more memorable, and fun! Any day that includes runrise, a museum exhibit and drinks with a friend is the best kind of day in my book. The exhibit is really amazing, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is going to be in/near the city for the rest of this year.
- Thursday: Yay! Loved showing Deborah around Central Park. Sprinklers and a wonderful chat make the melty miles go so much faster. It was another all around good day as the Met Museum hosted a reception to celebrate the city budget’s investment in the cultural organizations and we took one of the organizers out for drinks after. Rose and guacamole = summer, right? You know it was hot as I took no photos. Well, one, but it was a blurry mess.
- Friday-Saturday: I had a million errands and sometimes it’s easier with a car. Instead of the original plan of going to an outlet mall north of the city, which made me hot and tired just contemplating all the travel steps when it was 95+, I took the train to mom’s. She’s the shopper in our family and I knew she’d love having an excuse to shop. But first, there was a gorgeous runrise. I was very glad I’d covered eight miles on the way to and with Deborah on Thursday as that was on the plan for Saturday and I knew when I woke to 71 and 90% humidity that it wasn’t happening. Interestingly, the Rogue Running episode I was listening to talked about both running in the heat and positive self-talk. Given the weather, I don’t think any mantra would have found another mile as I ended up coming in just under seven. Fine with that. Summer running is not about perfection. PS: You know it’s hot if I’m home and there’s no porch pic. I went into the air con after my run and nope nope nope. The other benefit of errands with a car is air conditioned car->store->car and repeat.
- Sunday: It’s too hot to move. Or breathe. I will get some packing errands done eventually. It being too hot to even sit by the river makes it easier to ration the Daniel Silva book so upside.