I’m feeling a little burnt out on running lately.
Once I get out there, I’m usually okay, but the idea of heading out to the same old paths is not very exciting. East side path, West side path, Central Park, rinse, repeat.
I started feeling like this with my weekday runs while marathon training, but having 10+ miles of area to cover on the weekends meant that I got to be more creative.
This morning, I slept in until 10, which clearly had nothing to do with all the bubbly I had at book club last night.
I had some banana bread that my dad made me and my mom brought earlier this week when I saw her (no, I did not know he could bake either) with a scrambled egg on the side for a little protein. My dad used half whole-wheat flour, and you couldn’t taste the difference at all.
One of the ladies left a bag here, and she was picking it up around 12. I lazed around and took Bailey to the dog park, figuring I’d run after she picked up her stuff. By then, it was close to 1 and the route I’d tried to map–to the East Side, down to the tip and up the West Side, was way longer than I needed to run.
To the West Side it was.
As I was running west, I thought I might want to run into the park once I got to 59th Street.
I’m about to offend a lot of my NYC runner friends, but the West Side path/Hudson River Greenway? Far superior to Central Park.
The park is nice and all, but I think running along the water is so much more relaxing. (Maybe because I’m an Aquarius?)
I covered 7 miles, per my Reach the Beach training plan, and the best 3.5 miles were the 3.5 after the turn-around point. Before that, my legs were lead; after, I felt like I was flying.
Someone did not run with me.
NYC runners: Central Park or along the water?
Everyone else: if you had your choice, park or along a waterfront??