At least Monday is over, right? Yesterday morning I was up extra early to meet Lindsey for an about 5.25 miles in the park. I’ve got a few early work things this week, so our 5:30 a.m. meeting time was perfect, even though it stayed dark for our entire run. Boo, shorter days!
But anyways, conversational pace plus a great run with a new running buddy – an excellent way to start the week if you ask me.
It’s going to be a long one, and I could definitely use some extra motivation to get me through the next couple of days (ok, maybe weeks…). While I would much enjoy a nice, long vacation in the Hawaiian islands to look forward to (well, who wouldn’t?), I’ll revert back to something simpler and cheaper for motivation.
More running (within reason – thanks, Taper)!
Ya’ll have probably read my ravings of how much I love running in the early morning, but on Sunday I finally did something I’ve been meaning to do for a while.
I brought my camera on an easy 5 miler on the bridle path to help show why I love the a.m. miles.
A nice, clear view down Park Ave. – no cars in sight!
This is what the Met looks like pre-tourist 🙂
The image that greets me upon entering the bridle path/reservoir from the East side
Aren’t the colors gorgeous? Here’s the path along the West side
View of the East side from the West
And the money shot: the sun coming up over the East side
I almost feel like I have Central Park all to myself in the early hours…
But lately it’s been extra-full of fall marathoners getting the last few weeks of miles in
This area is, hands down, my favorite spot to be in the city. If anyone can find such a running oasis inside one of the biggest (and greatest) cities in the world, just let me know. 🙂
Looking back at these photos really makes me thankful for how lucky I am to live here and see this stuff every day.
I heart NYC.
Today is a much-needed rest day as I begin to embrace taper week #2 – 11 days!
Question: What’s your favorite running route?