Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Still Dark Out

Woody just left for the gym but I'm hanging out here for a few more minutes before I head out for my run. With the sun not rising until well after 7am now I don't feel all that inspired to go out running at 5:15am. I'll head out around 5:45 and hope to get my four miles in before the rain starts. I hear it's coming. Out over central Jersey and on it's way. We're in the low 50's and it's already 80% humidity. Today is going to be a great day for my hair, I can tell ya that! But really, I'm okay with it raining today and tomorrow. Thursday and Friday look nice right now, a little bit of rain Saturday but just cloudy on Sunday. I can deal with that. Really shouldn't be looking at the weather yet. It can change so quickly. Really need to stop that!

Hopefully though the rain will end tomorrow before the first World Series game. There are a lot of people out there, especially those paying thousands of dollars per ticket, who are desperately waiting for the series to begin. It's an interesting dynamic in the city. You have the Yankees fans, the Mets fans, and the (fewer in number, but stil active) Phillies fans. We have all three in our office! I mean, Philly is only an hour and a half from here. It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out. I, am not a fan of either three of the teams, although I've been to both Yankee Stadium (not all that) and Citi Field (pretty fantastic) this season.

Last night I had a meeting in the Village for a Step Up event coming up on the 7th (I'll write more about it later) and I often find Step Up meetings a great excuse to stop by Peanut Butter & Co. for a sandwich since it's literally around the corner. I ordered the Dark Chocolate Dreams sandwich - a fantastic combination of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter, cherry jam, and coconut. YUM! It's decedant and oh so good. I really wanted some chocolate yesterday but am trying to cut back this week, so why not have chocolate peanut butter?!

Okay, I have to get ready for my run and out on the road. Instead of going into the park this morning I think I'll run up and down 5th Ave. I feel a bit safer running in the dark when I know there are people around and there aren't any racoons to jump out at me from the bushes like in the park (seriously, they are not nice animals!). 5 days till the MARATHON!!!

Oh! I want to say congratulations to April who ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 3:24 and qualified for Boston! Woohoo!! AMAZING!!

Have a great day everyone!


Jen Cole said...

I want that sandwich. Wow.

Barbara said...

Dave Letterman has been talking all Fall about the attack racoons ! I thought he was kidding.
Don't forget you need calories for your 26.2 mile run. Your body needs fuel , carbs to help keeo your sugar levels even.. not just protein.
It's really dark here , 570 miles West of NY , in the morning. With Sunday's time change it'll be dark sooo early at night.

Liberty said...

Popping over from SITS! Have a great day!


Christy said...

Visiting from SITS! I soooo admire you that 1:) you are motivated enough to run at 5:45 in the morning and 2.) that your are training and running for/in a marathon. WOW-that's impressive! Good luck on Sunday and make sure to let us know how you do!

Chocolate Lover said...

Those sandwiches sound divine!
Thx for stopping by my blog!

Debbie said...

Hi. Stopped by from SITS. I am not a fellow runner but I certainly admire your dedication!