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(Lack of) Running Week #3

February 19, 2007

I guess the title pretty much sums up how this week went in terms of my running expedition…not so much!  Due to snow and ice having finally showed it’s face around here, I didn’t get in much running.  Plus, I actually had a schedule to work around for the first time in many months.   

For those of you who know what the sidewalks of Manhattan look like around the 5 o’clock hour (or any hour, for that matter), you know it’s tough enough to weave your way through all of the people and every other obstacle.  Then, throw in a little snow (frozen stiff) and ice…and it becomes a place that no uninsured runner should be!  So, I felt I should take the necessary precautions and wait it out a few days.  But the few miles that I was able to squeeze in, took me again through some undiscovered streets, this time on the Upper East Side. 

Since the Sports Club/LA (where I am working again) is located on 61st Street, I thought I would make a nice 3.5 mile loop from there.  Going north on York Avenue, I somehow managed to end up on the curb alongside FDR Drive – not so smart – where I was face to face with rush hour traffic.  (My parents are having an anxiety attack at the moment.)  After a couple of blocks, I decided that wasn’t the best idea and headed back to York Avenue.  Where I continued on to 85th Street and then made my way over to Lexington Avenue.  There I headed south, making my descent back to the Sports Club.  It was another life-affirming run, with some hills (which are hard to find in the city) thrown in, and the energy of the world all around me.  However, I made a strategical error in planning this run.  After re-examining the map, I realized that I’m going to have to re-run more than 10 blocks at somepoint.  Which in the end, is not bad for my health, but not good for my time and efficiency.  (Always learning the hard way!) 

So, now that the weather has reached temperatures above freezing, the snow has begun to slowly melt away.  Hopefully, this will allow me to get in some good miles and make some progress this week.  (Patience has never been one of my strengths.)  And I’m also looking forward to getting to use my newest toy (in blue), which has taken care of my dilema from last week.  No more coat necessary.  Thank you Victor! 

Here’s to reporting on more miles covered next week…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2007 12:38 pm

    Hi Lara! Loving this blog! But one question that I hope will also help other clueless blog readers as well. Say I’m catching up on my reading (which I am)…do I respond to a previous post on the current post so it gets read, or do I go back to the previous post that my reply actually relates to & write there? Translation…I have an inspirational quote to add & I want you to see it…where does it go?? Thanks!

  2. February 19, 2007 4:08 pm

    Hey Kris!
    Glad you’re enjoying this thing! As far as commenting…you can comment wherever you would like, I’ll always see it. But if it really pertains to a certain post, comment there…therefore, other people are more likely to see it. Cool, cool! Hope all is well on your end.

  3. Emeril permalink
    February 26, 2007 12:31 am

    my dr. told me that running was unhealthy. BAM!!

  4. delph permalink
    February 26, 2007 3:46 pm

    soooooo……. u run on york avenue past 79th street and you don’t ringmy bell? i smell trouble….


  5. February 26, 2007 4:22 pm

    miss delphine! i know…i’m so sorry…i realized that after the fact. but i definitely have many more streets in the area and would love for you to join me!

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