1. Add an extra day to the usual weekend. My mini vacation started Thursday evening:-)
2.Spend as much time as possible in Central Park or some outside space
3. Have a picnic with friends in Central Park.
4. RUN - both in Central Park and up at Rockefeller Estates Preserve. Make sure to have a guide to take you through the most brutal hill from both ways. It makes it all the more worth it:-) Of the 9 miles, probably 6.5 up (see here).
5. Finish the weekend with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. Yep, made a trip to the water taxi beach in Long Island City.
6. Perfect weather:-)
7. Two parties.
So this was just what the doctor ordered. And with that, my summer is starting!
Running update: My mileage has taken me closer to 30mpw which is exactly where I want to be before my training begins. Last Wednesday I did the same workout I did as my comeback speed workout a month ago. Wow, what a difference! It felt 110% easier. We'll see what happens but things are looking good from my vantage point.
The Rockefeller run was great! You don't go there for a flat and easy run. However, our guide ended up taking us to the part off the map which definitely has some of the nastiest hills in my opinion. I didn't run as strong as I know I can on those hills but getting through them is definitely an excellent sign. However, my 4 mile run yesterday was definitely tough.
Welcome to summer! YAY!