I wrote this last week, before the election. Put more finely, before the election broke my heart and left me shocked and scared.
This post seems more trite than usual now. But I am not sure it makes sense to go completely dark because of the election’s outcome when admittedly this blog has nothing to do with politics. The upbeat tone of this post doesn’t match my mood today. But maybe it will encourage positive feelings soon. I know I can’t and won’t feel sad forever.
Hi everyone! As expected last weekend’s NYC marathon has given me running fever.
When I got home from spectating my pal Camilla on Sunday, I started immediately googling local races to sign up for. Then Matt reminded me I was ALREADY running in two races in the next two weeks already (The Race to Deliver in Central Park and a Turkey Trot with my family in Long Island on Thanksgiving). Perhaps I should focus more on training and less on purchasing entry to more races?
If any of you ran the marathon I would LOVE to hear your story! Let me know in the comments please.
OR if you’re inspired by the marathon to start running, check out this list of free run clubs in Manhattan.
Song of the week: “If you want to sing out, sing out” by Cat Stevens
Last week’s workouts:
First off, congratulations to everyone who ran the NYC Marathon this weekend. I LOVED cheering for you this weekend. You are all so inspiring and I’m so proud of you!!
cheering at mile 9
Without further ado, my week in review, which if you ran the marathon is a bit less exciting than yours 😉
Sunday: Didn’t work out.
Monday: 45 minute spin class at Flywheel. It was my first spin class in about six months. I played it careful because of my ankle but still got a great workout.
Tuesday: Physique 57: Mixed with Sarah H. My first class with Sarah and she had a kickass playlist. Into it.
Wednesday: Bandier x PureBarre collaboration: Bandier is a luxury athletic brand with an online store and locations in Manhattan and the Hamptons. They partnered with PureBarre for an in-store barre class (sans barre!) I’ve tried PureBarre once before, and didn’t love it, but this class was hard and I liked it.
Thursday: Ran 4 miles during a NYRR running class. I switched to a slower pace group and had a lot more fun. Central Park was all a glitter in preparation for the marathon and it felt special just to be there.
Friday: “Spooky” Beats at Lyons Den Power Yoga. Love that place!
Saturday: I ran 5.5 miles ( 2+ miles to the starting line and then the Dash to the Finish 5K itself). This is such a great race because of the route: it starts at the UN and runs through Manhattan to get to Central Park. But it’s a very slow race because it’s incredibly crowded. I got there late thinking I could start running immediately but instead I got locked in with the walkers. Still such a great time because of the pre-marathon energy.
sorry for the proof!
I still have so much marathon fever (most emotional spectator ever?). Check out this list of celebs who’ve run the NYC Marathon (and their finish times)! Who did you beat?
Matt ran the marathon and he is so tired he just muttered “I wish I could watch TV with my eyes closed.”
If you ran the marathon, I can’t wait to read your recap! Hit me up with it on Twitter @colehaber. Fingers crossed I join you running heroes next year.