Like last Saturday I went to Sports Authority in Chelsea for the Asics sponsored group run. It was only 47 degrees when I left the apartment, a nice chilly fall morning! Seems word has started to spread because there were quite a few more people today than last week. My friend April came and brought along her fiance who is in his last two weeks of training for the NYC Marathon. While they went ahead with the fast pace group, I settled in nicely with a group of runners who pushed me to run faster than I would have on my own. I ended up chatting with a girl who works for NYRR who had heard about the run and thought she'd check it out. Turns out we know a few people in common, have run the same races and are both running the Poland Spring 5 mile race next Sunday. She has to work at the marathon but is training for the Knickerbocker 60K in late November, 9 loops around Central Park. I just can not wrap my head around the thought of running 37 miles and running the Harlem Hills 9 times. (for those of you who haven't run in Central Park, it is a great place for challenging hill workouts) Anyway, I had a great time chatting with her and the 5.5 miles flew by. The weather turned out to be perfect. A little cool and crisp but sunny. I love running in the fall!
On the way home I stopped at the farmers market in Union Square, which was absolutely packed, and picked up some apples, an acorn squash (I've never cooked one), a small decorative pumpkin and some apple cider.
Time to clean the apartment while I watch Spartan Football and then off to meet up with my Grandma and her friend. I've been feeling so good after my last few runs and we might have rain this week so I may run tomorrow instead of going to yoga. Decisions, decisions! It is an absolutely beautiful Fall day and I'm so glad the weekend is off to a great start!
How are you spending your weekend?
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