Here’s a hodgepodge of wanderings from the past week:
1. She’s Flying! (or Falling With Style)
I recently found this picture from the 70’s of my mom looking infinitely graceful and athletic going off of the high dive at a public pool in Gering, Nebraska – confirming my suspicions that she is indeed, Superwoman. Thanks mom, for teaching me to swim, encouraging me to compete, and doggedly reminding me to point my toes whenever possible.
2. Avocado & Sunflower Seed Bread
Luckily, the avocado I bought earlier in the week from Grand Central Market was perfectly ripe when I pulled it out of the fridge. Spread like butta’ on the last bit of sunflower seed bread I had left from last week’s Amish Market expedition. Monosaturated fat never looked (or tasted) so good.
3. 5.5 miles, 7.37/mile pace
KB-ed (Kicked Butt, obviously) on my Saturday morning 5.5 mile run. You can check out my route along the East River running path here.
I surprisingly averaged 7.37/mile pretty comfortably. In my opinion, I think I’ve improved my pace in such a short amount of time because I’ve actually been running less and cross-training more. Working different muscle groups + interval training on the spin bike = reduced risk of injury/overtraining + killer cardio endurance. Only two weeks left until race day! I can’t wait.
4. East River Running Path
Between avoiding fisherman casting their lines and dodging renegade cyclists who enjoy party crashing the running path, jogging along the East River is an adventure more often than not. Without fail, I have to duck under the random wheat stalks pictured above in the midst of my run around 34th St. I suppose this route has yet to be boring!
5. Full Moon
I went for a quick walk along the East River on Sunday evening and was fortunate enough to have caught the full moon on its upward ascent over the Long Island City skyline. It was an unexpected and beautiful way to end the weekend.
More wanderings soon,