Finally, we are getting some decent weather! It is supposed to be 72 degrees and sunny all weekend. Of course, that is a welcome change form the recent snow/rain cycle we have been having and a perfect time for a long run on Saturday. Inhonor of the weather, I have changed my header photo, which was a picture of snowy Central Park. Let us banish snow for awhile.
I am thinking 10 miles, on level ground. We'll see. Other than that, even though the weather has been tremendous, I have nothing running related to report other than treadmill workouts. That is depressing given the weather, but that is life.
Another great thing in New York this week: St. Patricks Day. The St Patricks Day parade is a hassle. It cuts the city in two because Fifth Avenue is closed down. And there are literally millions of people wandering around the city, wearing green; by about 5 p.m., most of those that are left are drunk. But every single one of them is happy. And smiling, and having the time of their life. It is almost like Halloween. Halloween in NY is like a grown up day of craziness. St Pats Day is second, but with the celebrants wearing green. The parade is exuberant; the revelers are a polyglot group of diverse people just celebrating and being happy. Very uplifting. On the other hand, that does not prevent people from grumpily complaining about the hassle the parade causes in the city. But, all things considered, I love it and love the people watching.
Some things I love right now:
1. My new iPod Touch. (I lost my old one to my daughter in a bet; after a year without, I bought myself another one.) It is total genius and maybe the best gadget ever.
2. Cracklin Oat Bran cereal. I know it isn't the healthiest cereal in the world, but it tastes great; even my kids eat it, and the baby LOVES it.
3. Goji berries
4. Fresh pomegranate seeds, and Chobani Pomegranate yogurt
5. Cliff Roks (chocolate flavored)
This Sunday is also the NYC Half Marathon. Alas, entry is subject to a lottery, and I did not get in. I have gotten in the last 2 years, and ultimately not been able to run. And yet, the year I am ready, I am not in the race.Good luck to all, and a great day to run.
And good luck to all those running the LA Marathon this weekend!