|View from Top of the Rock - Gotham City?|
|View of Empire State Building from Top of the Rock|
|On the Radio City Stage Door Tour|
|Grand Central Station|
This was week 6 of training for Providence which meant I was up for a 9 mile run on the weekend. It just so happens that a loop from our hotel alllll the way to the end of Central Park and back was exactly 9 miles. It was meant to be! I missed two runs, yes two... this past week, so I was nervous that I would a) chicken out and not go or b) go and feel awful the rest of the day. I asked MarathonMike to make me go the next day if I put up a fight. I could not pass up the opportunity to run in NYC!
Alarm went off at 6:30 am and we were out the door by 7. No traffic, quiet, and peaceful. I felt a little tired starting out but after a few minutes, I was moving right along and felt good. My watch took forever to find the satellites so I wasn't really sure of my pace or where I was on the route. It forced me to take in the city, the people and the park around me and just enjoy the run.
|Leaving Central Park and headed to 5th Ave.|
The last time I ran in Central Park was just before Thanksgiving in 2007. Mike and I had been dating for a short while and I was pretending to be a runner. I think we only did a short run, maybe 20-30 minutes, that day. Little did I know, I would be back again and training for Marathon #2!
Happy Vacation Week, Massachusetts!