One thing I like about my routes downtown is that I can easily make them longer or shorter depending on how I'm feeling. Except for the fact that I had to stop to blow my nose (stupid sinuses) when I had only reached about half a mile, I was feeling good. I made my way up Broadway and over into Tribeca going up Greenwich St which is really empty on an early morning. I don't like the cobblestone streets that I have to cross but it's a cute street and I don't have to worry about traffic on the sidewalks. Then it took a few minutes to cross the West Side Highway because I didn't time it well but I got over to the path and headed back down. Along my run I stopped 5 times to blow my nose. I had a ton of Kleenex in my pockets. I really think that Kleenex should enter the athlete sponsorship business and sponsor me. I go through enough boxes!
Running along the Hudson River this morning looking at Downtown
There were quite a few people out all bundled up, although I did see a few runners in long sleeve shirts and shorts. I was a bit warm in what I was wearing, but I just don't know how those runners do it! But, whatever works for them! I stopped near the south cove to take a picture of three women who were in town visiting for the weekend. Whenever Woody and I go on vacation we often end up taking pictures of each other and don't get many together, so I like to offer to take pictures for small groups of people when I can so they are all in the pictures together and no one is left out. They were really nice women and thankful for me taking a break from my run to do it. Glad I could do it.
The rest of my run was pretty smooth. A strange tightness in my right calf started bothering me a little around 5.5 miles as I was going past the Staten Island Ferry, but I was able to run through it since it really wasn't affecting my running and other than that I still felt great. I finished the six miles near Stone Street and walked to the park on Hanover to stretch. It was a great run on a beautiful winter day!
I'm not sure what the rest of the day will be like. We're heading to the farmer's market soon and I might spend a little time at the coffee shop (making sure they give me decaf this time!) and then who knows what! I love the weekend!
What's on tap for your day?
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