Hi folks,

It was 60 and sunny here in New York City today. I took advantage of my day off by sleeping in a bit.

Then it was paying bills, laundry and other random chores before the doodle and I decided to lounge for a bit.

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My knee = his pillow. His head = my heating pad. Win-Win!

I thought about going for my run early (I even put running clothes on when I woke up) but since I realized I would have to get my Jeep from the mechanic later in the afternoon I decided to hold off and just run to the mechanic (to save me from having to ask a favor of someone to drive me). It’s actually only 3.5 miles from my home but I needed to cover 7-8ish miles per my training schedule, so I ran a couple of laps around the park that was along the route.

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my eyes must have still been filled with sweat because i didn’t center the watch in the middle and the mileage and time are cut off. LOL!

7.4 miles later and I picked up the Jeep with a new transmission pan, filter/fluid. YAY! Let’s hope this is FINALLY it for a while at least. I’ve got running gear and races that I’d rather be using my credit card for =)

Today’s run went well for the first 2 miles and then I just BONKED! I felt the dreaded heavy legs. It was warm considering the winter running I’ve been used to. I can’t remember the last time I wore a short sleeve shirt. My sweat was super salty too! Luckily the last mile and a half was downhill! I’m just grateful this was only a “dress rehearsal” run and not the main event =).

Of course now I’m curious what the weather will be on race day. I’ve got 24 more days to obsess be curious…

Running is a great way to get from A to B. I should do it more often.

Tonight I made a quick pit stop with Duncan to our friend’s house. Duncan and his pal Lu gave me the perfect pitiful face in return for some hamburger.


is that a hamburger? is there cheese on it?!

It just started raining and is supposed to rain tomorrow too but the weekend weather forecast looks great! Good thing because I’ve got a 20 mile training run at 7am sharp on Sunday and I really am not ready to run in a downpour again like I did at the Philly Love Run last weekend. Speaking of…they gave each finisher a free finisher’s photo. Not a glamorous one but you can see how happy I was to be done.

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me and my poncho…we were good friends on Sunday

Question: Anyone run to work or use running as a mode of transportation to get somewhere in particular?

This morning I executed my multitask plan so well. Was out the door at 6:30am. Dropped the Jeep off for service. Knowing they said it’d take a few hours, I went out for a 10 mile run. I had to actually run a lot of the same location as my 16 miler last weekend which included the boardwalk. I know! Rough to have to look at the beautiful ocean right?! But I did climb a big hill about 8 1/2 miles in to get me back to the main road where the service center is.

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About 3 miles in I got a FaceTime phone call from my nephew. I stopped running to chat with him a bit. It was such a nice surprise. I love my nephew. And my niece? Well, check out her little message she wrote me on the leftover butternut squash soup that my sister-in-law made me.

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When I arrived back at the service center they told me they were so busy and only had 4 mechanics so my Jeep wouldn’t be done until the end of the day. I burst into tears. Enough was enough. I have managed to maintain calmness through the events of Tuesday and Wednesday (wrong part was ordered not once but twice) but this had thrown me over the edge.The manager finally realized he had to do something so he arranged for a car rental for me. (at their expense).

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I stopped at a bench along the boardwalk to stretch my hamstring and may or may not have laid there for a while =)

So I’ve got me a lovely Jeep Patriot for the next couple of days. No 26.2 magnet on the back šŸ™ LOL. I came home and immediately had a nice hot cuppa coffee and some blackberries. I am OBSESSED with blackberries lately. I want to eat them all day.

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my favorite mug!

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and my latest obsessionĀ 

I also ate a cinnamon raisin bagel with whipped cream cheese. But it was inhaled before I could snap a pic.

So now I’m packing what I need for my girls weekend and spending some QT with the doodle before he heads off to his friend Biggie’s house for a sleepover.


duncan and biggie: BFFs


best buds

Hope you have a very nice weekend and that you get to sweat out the small stuff…

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