This week was the first week in maybe a year where I actually fulfilled on my prescribed training and ran 4 days in 1 week, including 3 back-to-back-to-back days. Luckily, I had the great opportunity to be in NYC this week for two of those runs and was able to run a few short blocks to Central Park and run around the loop with all the other city runners and bikers.
I must say, for a city so large it is an amazing experience to be able to walk two blocks away from 30-60 story buildings, be in the middle of a park, and look around and see nothing but trees, rocks, and greenery. The city planners back in the 1830s really knew what they were doing.
Also, after a few weekends off from my TNT team I was finally able to get back and join them for a great Saturday morning run. Our meeting time has slowly creeped earlier and this week was at 7:00, which is where it will remain for the rest of the summer as we try to beat the summer heat. I arrived a few minutes early and was greeted by the following setting. Very serene for a peaceful Saturday morning. Can’t wait to see this every Saturday morning for the next 4 months!
This was the first time we crossed the mighty James River, this time crossing the Boulevard/Nickel/Ten-Penny bridge. I forgot how much I miss running across the James; such a beautiful setting for an urban landscape. After a quick (32 minute) 4 mile run, I retuned to our point of origin – Byrd Park.
More stories to come, including a few more personal ones. Please take a moment and check out my fundraising goal at the top right of this site. I have a long way to go so please take a moment and consider a donation. If you want the specifics on the goals I am setting for myself they are located on my fundraising page.