I decided to go for a run rather than to yoga and I am definitely glad that I did. It was the best thing I could have done.
The sun was shining. It was 54 degrees. Crisp and clear. It was still early when I set out, so there weren't many people on the streets yet, either. Sunday morning is the best time to be in Manhattan, I swear.
Some people would have called my run 'junk miles' but for me, they were just what I needed. I set out not knowing if I would do the 4 or 5 mile loop, but when it came time to decide I was feeling good and enjoying the morning so I went with 5. I'm sure I could have done more, but I was just settling in for a nice, easy run.
I stopped a few times along the way to take random pictures with my blackberry to remember the day. Like this, of the promenade
And this one of the random crab that was crawling along. At least I was faster than one thing out there this morning!
This guy was definitely enjoying the beautiful weather. I just pray that the seagulls and pigeons stay far away from me when I'm running!
And this one is for those of you who will be seeing this in just under 2 weeks on your way to Ft Wadsworth to start your 26.2 mile journey through the boroughs of New York City!
I love these buildings near South Street Seaport. So many people just head for the pseudo-mall on the pier and don't explore the old streets just north of it.
I decided to kick it up a little at the end and finished feeling great. Again. I am really happy about how well my runs are going and how much better I feel after running than spending my time in the gym. I just have to keep icing my foot and stretching and I have faith that things will just keep getting better!
Next Sunday I'm running in the Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff race, a 5 miler. I haven't run the hills in Central Park since the Fitness Mild, Body and Spirit Games in September. I love the Poland Spring race because the excitement of the marathon is everywhere! I just hope I can manage the hills!!
What was your favorite part of the weekend?
today's workout -
3x10 cable pull twists
3x10 weighted side bends
2x25sec planks on exercise ball
stretching and ankle strengthening exercises