Saturday marked my last shift on days until 2012 (how sad!), and I spent the day doing my normal thing at work and staring out the window at the beautiful day that was unfolding before me. As I checked out twitter towards the end of my shift, I spotted this tweet from Christine:
To which I responded:
And she replied…
After my shift, I headed over to her apartment for a fun, relaxed night with some of my favorite runner ladies! Christine made some delicious veggie lasagna, stuffed mushrooms, and strawberry parfaits. Lindsay joined us with some wine as we watched She’s the Man (best movie…ever) and chatted about all things running (you know, sweating, long run fuel, shirtless guys in Central Park…), jobs, blogs, food, and how awesome the NYC running crowd is. Definitely a fun, low key night (in scrubs!) with some new friends…blogging has definitely been good to me! Thanks for a fun night, ladies! Hopefully we can do this again soon.
a run in the rain
If you’re in NYC, you know that it started pouring on Saturday night and didn’t stop until…Monday morning? It rained allllll day on Sunday. I had a lazy morning in bed with some coffee and my teddy bear (I’m cool…) before heading out into the rain. I actually really love running in the rain every now and then…it’s definitely cooler out and can definitely be fun to splash through the puddles.
I headed out for a quick run in the park after my long run on Friday. I was in my I <3 SWEAT shirt, which was fabulous. The rain was more like a constant sprinkle rather than a downpour (which I was secretly hoping for…), but it was fun to be out there in the rain. It was around noon-ish, so not too many people were out, but I always love the silent camaraderie of runners out there in conditions where many people just stay inside. Makes me want to yell, “Let’s be friends!” (Especially to the guy in the red shorts…we should really be friends.)
Made it home after eight miles, and it was fun to be dripping from the rain instead of from sweat!
Sunday, August 14
8.24 miles in 1:05:46, avg pace of 7:59
That wraps up 53 miles for the week…not too shabby!
back to nights
It seems like just yesterday I was just saying that I would be on day shift for two months, and now those two months are up! It’s been a fabulous two months, and while I can’t say I’m looking forward to day sleeping and black out curtains, I am excited that I have a great group of runner friends to look to for runs on any given day of the week. Don’t forget about me in my nocturnal state!
Do you like to run in the rain?