Like I said the other day, I am so happy to be back on a training plan. I really thrive on them.
Saturday was my first “long run” of this training cycle. Jaz had a 45-minute “long run” on my schedule. After months of marathon training, I was pretty amused to see such a “short” run on my plan. Forty-five minutes? No problem.
I met up with the New York Junior League running group at the Central Park Boathouse. I’d taken the subway up to West 72nd Street, so I ran across the park to meet up with them for a four-mile group. As we climbed one of the rolling hills, one of the girls I was running with asked if I wanted to power up the next hill. A little friendly competition? Game on, girl.
After the run, we sat outside and had coffee. I’d wanted to leave so I could keep running, but I stayed and was social. I eventually ran the two miles straight to the bagel shop.
I came back, ate my bagel and took a bath in sweet, carb-and-endorphin-induced bliss.
It was in the high 50s in New York on Saturday, and so I started spring cleaning. Because it felt like spring, and apparently cleaning makes me really happy.
And then I headed out to Brooklyn for the lovely Emily‘s birthday. (She’s the one right next to me in this pic.) Her birthday was 70’s ski chalet-themed, which I clearly was not participating in.
Most of my favorite Tumblr ladies.
Selena looks very pretty.
After a fun time in Brooklyn, I headed back to Manhattan for Abby’s friend’s birthday. See the girl on my right? That’s my boss. Her and Abby have a mutual friend, whose birthday it was, and I found my job because Abby saw my boss post on Facebook that she was hiring. Anyway, they were out for that mutual friend’s birthday, and so I hung out with my boss on a Saturday night.
Yesterday, I did a little shakeout run, and I did not actually manage to shake any of the soreness out of my calves.
Did you do anything fun this weekend?