I didn’t run in NYC.
I ran at home.
On Saturday, I was scheduled for a 11 mile run. (Only 3 weeks until my half, Gulp!)
My friend Judy agreed to accompany me. But she wasn’t going to run for that far.
So I arrived early in order to run 5 miles before she got there. It was our first cold day. In addition to being cold, it was windy and sleeting off and on. (I bet Judy wished that I had picked Sunday for my long run.)
Unfortunately, they are doing construction on the bridge between to paved and unpaved portion of the rail trail.
So I had to park in town and run to the trail (. 5 miles) to enter it and then head north. This is the unpaved part of the trail (It’s supposed to be paved next spring.)
Part of the trail is just covered with leaves from the trees.
Other parts are gravel-covered in preparation for paving.
I really felt done after the 5 miles. (especially since I started out late waiting for the sleet to stop and had to sprint in order to get back on time.) Good thing Judy was there to drag me out for 6 more miles.
She agreed to run the rail trail going south (the paved portion) since she had never been on it before
Unfortunately, the leaves are all off the trees but it was still pretty.
We ran to the end of the trail which was 3 miles away and then headed back.
Unfortunately, it’s downhill on the way out and uphill (when you are more tired) on the way back. But we made it.
I really appreciate Judy running with me on this nasty weather day. It is more enjoyable to have someone to share long runs.
Then on Sunday, my hubby and I got up at the crack of dawn to take the Megabus to NYC.
Yes, I persuaded my hubby to go my favorite place. This was the bribe:
He loves watching Irish dancing. Riverdance is his favorite show. But he loves this one too. Unfortunately, I found out after I bought the tickets that Michael Flatley only appears in it after the night performances.
Fortunately, the weather was much nicer than the day before. It was sunny & in the 50’s.
We followed the same plan as when I went with my tennis ladies.
We walked the whole High Line (from beginning to end). My hubby had never been. I think he enjoyed it (but probably not as much as I do.)
My hubby is a speed walker and we had extra time before lunch so we walked through Chelsea Market.
Then we stopped for lunch in a small Italian restaurant.
After lunch, we walked to 42nd street (from 14th St.) to the theater. (The reason for our trip to NYC.)
On the way, we stopped at Lord N Taylor to see their Holiday Windows and Bryant Park.
We also a little time to visit a photography exhibit at the NYC Library.
The show was fantastic (even without Michael Flatley.)
After the show, on the way back to the train station, we stopped for a drink at a rooftop bar.
A long day in NYC (and 10 miles walked) but so worth it.
Happy Running! Do anything fun this past weekend?