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Central Park in the Fall

Posted Oct 28 2012 6:09pm

While the rest of the city was hunkering down, trying to prepare for what Hurricane Sandy may or may not deliver over the next 48 hours, Bo and I spent our morning up in Central Park.

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After a relaxing evening and 10 hours of sleep, we both woke up refreshed and ready to conquer our Sunday.  Our to do list was shorter than normal thanks to keeping up with house work during the week.

  • Buy Epsom salts for a few baths this week to relax the muscles.
  • Take a long walk to loosen out the muscles while Bo runs his 8 miles in Central Park.
  • Hit the bodega or grocery store for some last minute supplies (water, crackers, soup, tea, meat, fruit, and lots of vegetables)
  • Laundry
  • Start working on marathon playlist
  • Work on New York City marathon tips post
  • stretch

Everything on this list has been done except my marathon tips post. It’s weird, every time I start typing I wish that I could just start talking to someone. When people ask me questions about the marathon in person I light up and feel as if I could go on for hours. I love helping them and putting them at ease. But, when I start to type my mind goes to the fact that I’m not necessarily a “fast” runner or anyone who will Boston Qualify anytime soon. What makes me think I’m qualified to give other people tips and suggestions about the marathon that I’ve now run two times and have yet to break 5 hours?

Thanks to an inspirational running friend, Leticia, she helped me realize that this is still an amazing accomplishment.

.01% of the population ran a marathon last year. You are among an elite group of individuals regardless of your pace.

So now that I’ve finished everything else on my to do list for today, I’m going to curl up on the couch next to Bo and Meg for the rest of the evening, sipping tea, enjoying my compression socks, and write my heart out so that my New York City Marathon experiences can help others.

Until tomorrow morning, when my post will go live, enjoy the scenes from today’s hour long walk through Central Park. I really hope that Sandy doesn’t rob marathon runners of enjoying the vibrant colors as they run the last 3 miles of the marathon through Central Park.

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