I’ve completed the progression from SoCalifornian to New Yorker. I’ve screamed at people on the sidewalk before 8 a.m. I’m not afraid to throw an elbow on the subway. And I ran a 10 miler outside when it was 25 degrees! Just in time to go home. Today is my last day in New York!
Goodbye New York!
I’ll miss your bagels.
|Pumpernickel with tofu veggie cream cheese.|
That's my bagel.
I’ll miss your desserts and pastry.
|New York cheesecake - the original.|
I’ll miss your macchiato.
|Approximately 1/25 of the coffees Penny and I |
drank to fuel us through 40 days of trial.
But most of all, I’ll miss 24/7 with Penny.
And hhheeellllllooo life!
|It's San Diego. 70 and gorgeous again!|
On the running front, this week I continued to build aerobic base for my forthcoming marathon training. I ran 38 easy miles with some strides, progressions, and fartleks thrown in. I’m feeling more positive about my fitness this week. It’s amazing what a week without a sick day will do for the confidence barometer.
But I still have a lot to work on when I get home. My legs are bound up and tight from sitting in court all day and in front of a computer all night. I did not keep up with my daily yoga practice. I can feel tightness in my hip flexors when I run. I recall the same sensation before I started with yoga, so I anticipate the tightness going away in a few weeks of regular stretching.
I also want to spend some time in the gym building back all around strength, especially leg and core strength. My legs don’t feel as strong when I am running these days, and I feel instability in my core when I am running at fast paces – in strides, fartleks, and towards the end of progressions.
But first, some R&R in Santa Barbara for the weekend!
two little runners ~ Kristen