Two Runs and a Few Beers

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?

10 comments on “Two Runs and a Few Beers

  1. Fred

    Wow, I got a great new year having with your friends. Really a great memorable photo to be keep. I really love watching this one.

  2. Allison

    I remember training for long races and anything under 10 miles was short- crazy how your mind and body just start going and it becomes routine! Good luck with the rest of your training πŸ™‚

    1. Theodora Post author

      @heidi: It’s pretty casual, but YES!!! This is actually also only our second run πŸ™‚ But it’s awesome. You should start one at yours!

  3. Laura

    Looks like you had fun, AND that you have the same idea as me to combine running with fun afterward πŸ™‚ Hope to get together soon for a run!


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