Well, it’s approaching midnight, so I am probably the last running blogger out there to wish everyone a happy National Running Day, eh?
It was very appropriate that today was a running holiday of sorts, because I ran a lot. I guess it’s also appropriate that I share with y’all my new part time gig:
In you’re a New Yorker, come and visit me at The Running Company’s East Side store! I’m really loving working with a great group of runners there – it’s a fun job. 🙂
Anyway. On to the abundance of running. I rolled out of bed this morning for an easy recovery run after last night’s track workout. My legs actually felt lovely and loose as I trotted along the Hudson for 30 minutes, ~3.5 miles.
Then my weekly volunteer shift at the kitty rescue. Lots of kittens, lots of fun! On to a quick lunch, catch up on some emails and stuff, then in to work for the afternoon.
The store hosts a twice-weekly running group. I was recruited to lead one of the pace groups. Um, I get to go running? While on the clock? Yes, please! So I logged another easy 3.5. Fun times, chatting with our customers and run-groupies.
Back at the store: it was a special occasion, being National Running Day, so they had champagne. I love champagne. As soon as I was off the clock, I indulged in a glass. And then immediately headed out for my third run of the day: the run home.
I’m blaming the F train on my decision to run home tonight. The F train must be the slowest train in the entire MTA system. It often makes me want to say the F word. So rather than waste 30 minutes on a subway commute, I decided it would be better to just run the ~6 miles to my apartment. With a backpack.
By the time my sweaty butt got home, I’d logged at least 13 miles for the day and been on my feet for many, many hours. Exhausted. But in a good way. It feels good to be busy again.
Happy National Running Day, all! And if you missed your run today, I’ve got two extra to spare. You can take one in your honor. 🙂
Today’s EAT: Dinner needed to be quick and easy tonight, so I went with one of my go-to speedy meals: a dressed-up frozen pizza:
This pie was loaded with some hard salami and sauteed baby bella mushrooms. It was tasty and filling!
I am hoping to actually cook something at some point this week. Sometimes life gets in the way, though!
Today’s DRINK: BEER. I was dying for a cold beer when I walked in the door tonight, sweaty and hot and gross. So I took one in the shower with me. So refreshing. Even if it was the questionable TJ’s Vienna Lager that I blogged yesterday about not really liking.
Today’s RUN: Plural, obviously! 3.5 + 3.5 + 6 = 13. Those are all estimated distances. And everything was at a very mellow pace, so I’m hoping my legs aren’t totally dead for tomorrow night’s weekly tempo run!
Today’s QUESTION: Did you run today? Tell me about it!