During some down time at work this week I looked at my calendar to map out future workouts. I'm working every other Saturday, which is the only day I can do bridges downtown. Parking during the week is a nightmare and Sunday is my long run with JRC. Since I have a 5K two weeks from today, I don't have a lot of available Saturdays left to get downtown.
When my alarm went off, all I wanted to do was go back to sleep. I almost did, but I got up anyway, had half a bagel, and hit the road. It was just starting to get light out when I started my run. A perk of getting up before dawn is getting to see the sun come up while you run.
It was in the mid 70s when I started, but naturally, the humidity started to increase. I finished one loop of the Main Street and Acosta Bridges and kept asking for rain.
The clouds rolled in, and it poured for a few miles. It's been so long since I've run in the rain so this felt extra refreshing.
As I was running, I noticed a guy in a Wounded Warrior Project shirt for the annual 8K. I realized that race was today, which I had totally forgotten about. On my way back to my car, I ran (almost directly into...) into the fastest people in the race. I couldn't get off the course (fences and bushes) but luckily I didn't run into anyone and the crowd wasn't that big!
In the end I did 7 miles. I can remember when I didn't know if I could go 7 miles without stopping for a walk break. NYC is getting closer!
I'm Jenn! I'm a baker, blogger, sorta-runner, and writer living in Jacksonville, Florida!