Hello friends! Another weekend has flown by far too quickly – Matt and I spent it up in NYC celebrating our friends Nick and Ariana’s wedding!
They got married at the beautiful Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on Saturday morning – I wish I’d taken more pictures because it was gorgeous, but I was too busy enjoying the action. A big congratulations to the newlyweds!
The other big highlight this weekend was not one but two runs through Central Park! Matt and I got up for an early run on Saturday before the wedding, and it was the most perfect weather ever. Such a treat!
Training for two full marathons (the Richmond Marathon in mid November and the LA Marathon in early March) essentially back to back really tanked my speed (lots of longer slower runs vs. short and fast), so I’ve been trying to work on getting it back! Matt is fast from years of soccer playing so he challenged me to really pick up the pace.
It felt hard to run faster again, especially early on in the run, but by the end I started to really get into it and challenged myself to stay right with Matt. Views like this helped!
We did a big loop of the whole park and covered exactly 6 miles. GREAT run!
8:23 average pace – nice! And our last mile was 7:20 I think – sadly my Garmin appears to have eaten the stats. Fail! Time to delete/upload to my computer some of the old runs on there, I think…
It was such a great way to start the day – a real “Run Happy” sort of run, which was perfect since I was wearing a new “Run Happy” shirt that Brooks gifted me for spring as part of my Run Happy Ambassadorship.
Cute pattern, right? I love that it’s longer than Brooks shirts usually are, too. Perfect, comfy fit!
I got in another fun run in Central Park on Sunday morning before we headed out, too – I did a solo 5.5 ish miles and it was fabulous to enjoy the fresh air and another beautiful morning.
It was fun, NYC – until next time!
And now – getting back into the swing of things at the start of another workweek! Hope it’s a good one for all of you!
p.s. If you are in the DC area and free on the evening of Thursday, April 17, I’m partnering up with Roam Fitness & lululemon athletica Logan Circle to offer a fun and FREE OutRun (an awesome boot camp + run club combination). It starts at the Lulu Logan Circle store at 6:30 p.m. and ends with happy hour! Who’s in? :)
Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=36683 and check out more about OutRun here: http://roamfitnessdc.com/outrun/