Saturday: I ran downtown to meet my friend for bagels (Bagel Bob’s for fellow New Yorkers) which was a 5 mile run. This was the first 5 miler I had done and while it went well, it wasn’t easy. I did wear my watch, and though I was overall so happy to be running 5 miles, I was very aware of how much slower and harder the run was. But progress is progress, and I know it will take time. I will get back to my prior level of performance, and hopefully surpass it. Patience, Annie. So, as I said, it was 5 mile run, and I averaged a 9:36 min/mile.
Sunday: I intended to get up for an easy run and my conditioning class, but when I stepped on my foot in the morning it was a bit sore and very stiff. Reluctantly, I made myself a cup of coffee and crawled back into bed to read (such a terrible alternative). Coffee and reading are two things that will always make me feel warm inside.
Monday: Woke up without any pain and headed out the door! I ran a solid 3 miles in 27:27 (love the symmetry) which is a 9:06 min/mile. My watch is acting crazy and kept auto pausing for no reason, so I may have gone a bit further. Regardless, it was a beautiful, cool morning in the city. I took some pictures because I couldn’t resist.
So pretty, isn’t it? I just love running and I love NYC. Best way to start the day!
I am traveling this week for my sister’s wedding (eek!!) so will be absent for a bit. Enjoy your week and your runs!