Hello from happiness, also known as laying on my couch after a long run.Â
After my Brooklyn DNF last year, Iâ€™m terrified of a repeat, so Iâ€™ve been taking my training seriously.
After running so many halfs and races in the past, it feels awfully humbling in some ways to have to start over and build back up to getting into half marathon shape â€” I used to always want to be in good enough shape that I could run a half on a whim.
But life and sinuses intervened last year, and here we are, rebuilding.
Iâ€™m attempting to not stress out over the pace, and thatâ€™s keeping me sane. I donâ€™t need to put the pressure on myself right now to attempt to PR, or even do anything other than just finish,Â
And itâ€™s actually been kind of fun to experience the thrill every week of running more than I did the week before.
Plus, also, my city is kind of gorgeous in the springtime, and I ran my favorite route, around the tip of Manhattan.
My friend MegÂ gives me a hard time that I call basically everywhere my â€œfavorite running spot in the city,â€ but with views like these (thatâ€™s Lady Liberty in the distance), how can you blame me?
Oh hey Manhattan Bridge, looking good today.
Time to get a jump on work for this weekâ€¦ (but also do some of our Daily Burn yoga because we have a â€œnewâ€ instructor on 365 today.)
How was your run/whereâ€™s your fave place to run?Â