Not Fooling Myself

After 29 years, you’d think I’d know myself.

But yet, I go to the grocery store and convince myself that if I fill my cart with nothing but healthy stuff, I’ll be the healthiest person in the world.

I convince myself I’m going to become a morning exerciser.

It’s like I don’t know myself.

But yesterday, I had plans to come out to NJ for Easter with my friend Lacey.

I have a hard time motivating myself to exercise when I’m at my parents’ house and in full-on relaxation mode (um, as full-on as a semi-neurotic New Yorker can really get). Add in a friend who’s not a runner?

Yeah, no way in hell was I going to get my run in today.

Yet I laid in bed for a good portion of yesterday morning, reasoning with myself how I could, indeed, get up before everyone else today and run.


Finally, I realized that there was actually no way in hell I would do that, and so I went out for my last 8-miler before the More/Fitness Half next week.

[Speaking of the More Half: apparently they just opened some more entries! Use this link and the code HALFMOREFIT12. Props to Michele for this info.]

So, I putzed around until around 10:30, even though I had brunch plans at 12.

I had two choices: go to brunch sweaty or not run. Sweaty it was.

I ran down to Battery Park and back, and it was a gorgeous day.

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I used to live in the Financial District when I started running, and running down there brings back all my happy memories of being a new runner and being so excited by every new running milestone.

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Brunch wasn’t nearly all the way back to my apartment, so I had to so some creative running to get in the rest of my 8 miles. I ended up running around the High Line, elbowing dodging tourists, to finish at Rocking Horse Café, where I was meeting Emily.


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I’m pretty sure I had sweet dreams of this breakfast burrito last night.

Whole wheat tortilla, eggs, avocado, hanger steak and panela cheese. And amazingness. I basically just ordered this as a vehicle to get some avocado into my mouth. $14.95 with a cocktail? And done. This was an awesome way to get in some carbs and protein immediately post-run.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, there are some Jelly Bellys calling my name.

What have you finally admitted when you stopped fooling yourself?

8 comments on “Not Fooling Myself

  1. Carina

    I have a friend that used to work at Rocking Horse!

    Oh, the High Line. I finished up a 23-mile run there once. I definitely threw elbows. I’m a sweaty bitch sometimes.

  2. Kim

    I do the same thing. I go to bed convinced I’m getting up at 4:45. The alarm goes off and there’s no way I’m moving. :\

  3. Kristina

    We visited NYC this summer and I ran through/along (?) Battery Park and then along the water – it was super humid but fun to be out!
    When I was on vacation in SF last week, being lazy because I was sure it was going to start raining again, I admitted that maybe it was going to rain, maybe it wasn’t, but I needed to get my butt out there. So I did!

  4. Laura @joyful shimmy

    Battery city park is one of my favorite spots to just chill. I live on the other side of the river so taking the ferry is this nice splurge to do.

    I’m glad that you were able to do the run I bet it was a nice boost of endorphins.

    I can’t fool myself on thinking that I am a morning exerciser. It ain’t happening unless I’m paying someone to train me. You bet my ass is up and ready. But otherwise I’m stuck exercising afterwork.

  5. Debra@FitandFab365

    My most common fib I tell myself is that I’m going to exercise in the morning before going to work. hahahaha. You’d think by now I’d realize that it’s just not going to happen.

  6. Laura @ Joyful Shimmy

    I love Battery Park City. It’s my hidden location whenever I need a break from my job (I work in FiDi) and I live literally on the other side of the river. I just find the area so peaceful.

    My most common fib is that I am going to wake up early in the morning to exercise. Yeah that ain’t happening unless I am paying a trainer and you bet my ass is up and ready on the gym, But right now the funds are low which means I will continue to show up for classes after work.


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