Got in my last long run before marathon training officially starts on TUESDAY. I wanted to get it done today because we'll be off to BOSTON before the sun comes up tomorrow morning!
I'm excited and nervous about this training plan. The workouts look really tough to me right now but hopefully they will be a piece of cake! And then I can eat a piece of cake. Mmmm. Cake.
We had a great run on the waterfront today. The skies were clear and the sun was shining. Which was good and bad. The temperature started out nice at 55 but then quickly rose to 65 in the 1.5 hours that I was out. I ran to the very end of Liberty State Park and we saw some interesting sights along the way! Case in point:Ummmm what?! This is so random! Jurassic Park anyone?! Yeah that's all I could think about when I ran past that fence. I ran away fast so the T-rex wouldn't get me.
The rest of the sights were okay, I guess.
That picture just make me want to sing I'm Proud to be an American!
Playgrounds galore at Liberty State Park. We'll stop to play another day baby J, I promise!
The Verrazano bridge over yonder.
Lady Liberty and the city skyline.
"Hey guys it's me and the Statue of Liberty and a totally fake running pose!"
I can't believe I get to run here every morning. Insert heart eye emoji here.
The cutest brownstones in our neighborhood. We thought about living in one for about 2.5 seconds and then I said "NO ELEVATOR, no thanks." I'm not trying to get that Bob up and down 2 flights of stairs every day!
Baby James, obviously very interested in the city skyline selfie.
Finished with a total of 10 miles at 8:35 pace. I was cruising at an 8:15 pace for the first few miles, but then I totally lost it and started chugging around 8:45. Now I know why you're supposed to start slow on your long runs!
And then I came home and created the most delicious salad for myself while James napped. Spinach, iceburg, chicken, avocado, craisins, strawberries, blueberries, slivered almonds, raspberry vinaigrette. Delicious. Only thing that was missing was some feta cheese! I LOVE feta cheese. Oh also there is a French bakery on the way to the park soooooo I might have to stop in and get a croissant one of these days.
>> Speaking of Jurassic Park, is anyone else super excited about Jurassic World this summer?!
- I can't WAIT. I might have a not-so secret crush on Chris Pratt. It's okay. Andrew knows.
>> What was the weirdest thing you saw on your runs this week?