Down | Up: Sunday Evening
I had one of those perfect weekends. And last night when the sun was almost set I paused for a second on my walk uptown and sighed and felt better than I have in a really long time. Just making a note because something like that is worth remembering.
UES erranding (NYRR, Kate Spade, Laudree) and an embarrassingly early bedtime.
9 miles through Brooklyn. Miraculously, a pocket of no crowds at the Atlantic Terminal Mall & Fort Greene. (This! Never! Happens!) Burgers and home. Dana & Matt’s engagement party, or as I interpreted it, an excuse to wear sequin things and drink shocking amounts of Prosecco.
4 freezing (actually below freezing) miles capped off my last official* 9+1 race. I learned:
(1)Those little water cups they hand out will freeze. Sucking on ice chips when your face is already numb is just stupid dumb.
(2) iPhone’s power down when it gets too cold.
(3) As the frequency with which your teeth shatter and your knees knock together increases, your understanding that is is socially unacceptable to hug strangers for warmth decreases.
Then brunch with a few excellent people, an unexpected coffee catch up, a cookie, a wander through soho, good words at church, and home to get warm for the first time all day.
Now it’s a two day week!
And an RLK bday weekend in DC!
Hope everyone else is just as pumped.
*Technically this was my 8th but a friend used my bib for the Poland Spring 5 Miler. I’m signed up for the Jingle Bell Jog…just to keep me honest.