This week felt tremendously long and I never thought Friday would come, but it’s here! YAHOO!
I am excited for the weekend for numerous reasons. First and most obvious, full days with Jennie. Next, dinner and drinks with my mom and my sister tomorrow night. Finally, I am running the Perfect 10 Miler on Sunday with my MIL (her first long distance race, yay!) and then taking Jennie to her first Halloween parade (where I will be eating all of the candy she gets).
I had hoped to do 2 “long” runs this week (> 6 miles) to ensure a non-tragic outcome at the race but was only able to complete one. On Tuesday, I came into NYC early and ran 7.5 mi (9:15 avg pace) before work. Tomorrow I will hopefully do 3-5 miles as well.
As with the last big race (postpartum), I don’t have a time goal. I want to push the pace to “comfortably hard” but not to the point where I would burn out or risk getting hurt. I definitely want to test my current fitness level and see where I am at before I start building up a base over the winter (and eventually start training for the Long Branch half in April)!
Here is the ongoing “cons” list of why I despise commuting into NYC every single day:
1. Delayed trains at least 4x each week with no announcements.
2. People that shove their bodies onto an already packed subway trains and scream “MOVE IN” like there is anywhere to go.
3. People that get up from their seat on the subway before the train is even close to the next station and expect you to let go of the pole and risk body slamming the people around you to move out of the way.
4. Due to the nature of the crowded trains, sometimes 4 or 5 will pass before there is room for anyone to get on. Result = missing my train at Penn Station.
5. When I miss my train (and when I don’t) I usually get a slice of pizza and beer or wine for the ride home. This can also be on the “Pros” list.
6. People that drag those tiny rolling briefcases instead of carrying a bag. My feet are run over by these stupid bags at least once each day in Penn Station.
7. Walking in the wind and rain and having your umbrella break.
8. Garbage day.
9. Expensive breakfast and lunch options.
And the “pros” list:
1. At least 3 Chipotle stores within a half mile radius.
2. Pre-work Central Park running, when I can make it.
And there we have it! I hope to eventually work closer to home. It would make my life SO much better.
I hope everyone has a nice weekend and since there were no pictures, here is a sneak peek of our family photo shoot last weekend!