happy Autumnal Equinox, friends! i like this day, for some reason, lingering on the cusp of my two favorite seasons and representing golden days. while i’m definitely nahhhht excited about Summer being behind us, i do love Indian Summer (who doesn’t, right?!), and these lately-days we’re having in NYC are just glorious.
and they make running SO much more enjoyable! so, let’s chat about that…
Thurs, 9/17: ran 5 miles home from work
Fri, 9/18: rest, i think?
Sat, 9/29: ran 23 miles!!! highlight of my workout week FOR SURE! i loved my route: i ran all the way up to the lighthouse by the George Washington Bridge (for the 2nd time ever & the 2nd Saturday morning in a row) by 181st St (recycled pic, this week was much sunnier),
and then kept going further, for the first time, all the way up past The Cloisters (where i haven’t been and Hundo P need to go!) at Fort Tryon Park. i had no idea what the path turned into up here, and was happily surprised at how flat and quiet and removed it was. although i was running along the highway, it definitely felt like i was away from the city craziness and in a whole different place. i also stumbled upon this structure, which totally caught me off guard & seemed entirely out of place, in a really cool, (Greek?) way:
thanks for never letting me get bored of discovering your secrets, NYC. you’re rad.
Sun, 9/20: went for a 2-3 mile walk in the morning to stretch the legs. felt GOOD and surprisingly not very sore at all!
Mon, 9/21: night workout in my gym after my grad school internship (i have clients now!): kettlebells, lateral & seated row machines, push-ups, planks. no legs.
Tues, 9/23: 5-mile run home from work last night. slow, a bit sore, but steady, so i felt good about it. however, i realize i reallllly prefer to run in the mornings. running after having food in my stomach during the day just isn’t optimal for me.
Wed, 9/23 (today): going to walk/jog the 5 miles home and then hopefully do a short gym sesh of upper body and abs. it’s amazinggggg out today, so i’m counting down the hours til i get outside!
also, on a workout-related note: i found a new tank top that i absolutely love and have been wearing on all my long runs lately (so maybe i should dub this my lucky shirt?! i’ll def be donning it come marathon morning!). surprisingly, it was a $10 tank from Forever 21 that i snagged when i was in SB for an extra shirt. it’s my new fave and i need to go back and get it in every color! (it’s also the shirt i’m wearing in my “weekly workouts” pic, aka my fave pic of me at the moment: their Burnout Athletic Racerback.
happy running, runfriends!
happy everything else, everyone else. 🙂
Best run/workout from your work?
How’s marathon training going, those of you running fall races?
Tell me something you adore about Autumn!