Hello world! I hope everyone had a wonderful Friday night! THe Huz and I offered to puppy sit for my in-laws miniature dachshund so the four of us stayed in, ordered Japanese food and watched a movie. For once, I wasn’t craving sushi, so I ordered a veggie udon soup bowl. It was fabulous! (and I might have ordered/devoured an order of sweet potato tempura as well) We watched Swing Vote, which was a moderately cute but very predictable movie. Eh, they can’t all be blockbusters right? No matter, we still had a fun night and the puppies had a lovely time lounging around together.
This morning, I slept in until 7:30. Truth be told, I was ready to get up and go earlier, but I had a date! After taking Bodhi for a short walk, I dressed in tights and Under Armour and enjoyed a Larabar Cherry Pie mini bar. Even though the mini bars are a bit more expensive, I really liked having the quick 100 calorie chunk and I would consider trying these as mid-run fuel! By 8:30, I’d kissed my slumbering husband, patted Bodhi on the head and dashed out the door to meet Megan in Central Park. I know I’ve been waxing poetic about Autumnal splendor, but I just can’t say it enough. There is something truly spectacular about New York City during Fall. As I stretched my legs with some long strides along the east side of the park, I luxuriated in the brilliant hues of the foliage. Bright yellow, burnt orange and blood red in the air, on the ground crunching under my new shoes. It was almost too much to handle.
And when I didn’t think life could get any better, I found Megan and her friend, Mayumi (I’m so sorry if I’ve spelled that incorrectly!!). Conversation was almost as easy as running felt and I can’t say enough how much I appreciate the patience of my running buddies. Megan and Mayumi are pretty much running super heros. Between Megan’s super speedy races and Mayumi’s THIRTEEN marathons (four in the past year!!!), I was in esteemed company. Thankfully, they both belong to the Central Park Track Club and had a tough tempo workout on Thursday so they were willing to lope along at a more leisurely pace with me today 🙂 Thank you so much, ladies!
All told, I ran 9.5 miles (about 6 with M&M) and I’m ready to take on the world. On today’s agenda:
Hope you’re all enjoying your weekends! If you get a chance, say a little prayer and think so good thoughts for my sister. Her due date was yesterday so we’re all waiting (mostly) patiently to hear the wonderful news of her very first baby’s birth. I love you Rachel! Rutabaga is going to be the most beautiful baby and I hope your labor and birth are easy, special and truly unforgettable.