Monday, October 25, 2010

Seen On The Run

Yesterday was a glorious Fall day. Well, at least until the middle of the afternoon when the clouds started to roll in. But, we don't need to dwell on that!

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!

I'm guessing one of the fishermen pulled him out of the river by accident but didn't throw him back in the water.

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 -
10.25mile bike
3x10 cable pull twists
3x10 squats
3x10 weighted side bends
2x25sec planks on exercise ball
stretching and ankle strengthening exercises


J said...

yesterday was such a great day for a run! I wish i could have gotten out to enjoy it!

The Laminator said...

Running in this weather is AWESOME!
I hope you have fun in the Poland Spring Kickoff!

Jenn said...

I'm SO jealous of your scenery! Good luck getting ready for the race next weekend!

Kristy said...

What beautiful scenery! Good luck!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful day !

JLT said...

im running the 5-miler too. im hoping it will inspire me for the wkd upcoming!

Amy said...

I'm doing that race too! Maybe I'll see you there!

hbobier said...

Your runs always just sound amazing. And finding a crab on the way is always a fun little addition. :)

pigtailsflying said...

I don't think there is such a think as junk miles if you are running less than 50/60 miles a week. anything up to that just has to be helpful for fitness.