Hi there!

How goes it? My weekend included back to back runs on Saturday and Sunday and let me say so many of my emotions were running along with me.

Saturday I woke up at 4am.

The 4am look

The 4am look

I haven’t had the chance to actually run with my friends in so long (I did get to spectate and see them at the Brooklyn half) that I made it my business to partake when I saw Lisa post on our running group page that they planned to do a long run from Brooklyn to Manhattan. So I set out from Staten Island to Brooklyn and met them at 5:30am (we were trying to beat the heat)

Can't wait to run over this bridge in a few months

Can’t wait to run over this bridge in a few months

We ran over the Manhattan bridge and up the east side and then cut across 34th Street.

Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges

Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges

Mike and Lisa

Mike and Lisa

I only covered 7.75 miles with them but it was plenty of time to catch up. I had some work stuff to share. Mike was excited about his new cushioned running shoes. Lisa’s been dealing with eliminating different foods to see if they can pinpoint some sensitivity issues. She’s also already planning out NYC Marathon long runs. I love that she is so good at mapping out routes for us. We chatted about our friends who will be running an ultra this coming weekend. Just a little 100 miler. You know NBD!

all done by 7am!

all done by 7am!

Iced tea lemonade combo was my reward after those sticky hot miles.

Iced tea lemonade combo was my reward after those sticky hot miles.

It felt SO good to spend time with Mike and Lisa and get in the longest run I’ve had since completing the NJ Marathon on April 26th. My ankle and knee are both really doing well and I’m ready to start increasing my mileage slowly again while foam rolling and stretching DAILY to prevent future issues hopefully.

I hopped on the subway back to Brooklyn and then got in my car and drove back to Staten Island. Quite a trek but since we started out so early I was home before 9am and had a huge smile on my face. Total runner’s high!

Sunday morning Mr. SOTSS and I each went for a run. He passed me in the first 1/2 mile and then took a left while I took a right. I was only planning on running 3 miles but I had a lot on my mind. I was feeling a lot of angst and super emotional and got lost with my head movies. I ended up running 4.69 miles and really wanted to run longer but i was worried Mr. SOTSS would be worried that I was gone so long.

I sweat out the small stuff and the big stuff

I sweat out the small stuff and the big stuff

Did I mention Mr. SOTSS has some running overuse injuries too? He’s been doing his PT exercises and strength too. Very proud of him.

Duncan supervising while Mr. SOTSS strengthens his glutes

Duncan supervising while Mr. SOTSS strengthens his glutes

I took yesterday off although I did do some hip and glute strengthening and Duncan did too.

floor work!

floor work!

Today I’m just going to get a few quick easy miles in and tomorrow I’m going to meet up with a friend of mine for a morning run at the boardwalk.

So grateful that I have running to help me deal with all my highs and lows. And so grateful that I have running friends to share some of those highs and lows with. 

I’m also grateful for chocolate chip ice cream.

2 scoops!

2 scoops!

And of course Mr. SOTSS =)

What are you grateful for?

What’s your mood like these days? Are you feeling great or not so great?

2 Comments

  1. YAY! So great to run with you. You made our day as well. 🙂 And as soon as you left i fell apart! hah.

  2. I love the feeling when you get caught up with a run and go further than planned. That ice cream looks amazing!

    I’m feeling ok, but tired. I’m ready for the weekend!

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