After letting almost the whole day go by (and seeing my evening plans fizzle out), I finally got my act together around 7:30 and laced up the sneakers. It was a really lovely evening -- the heat of the day had dissipated, leaving a still-bright sun and a nice warm breeze. I set out for Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is starting to feel comfortably familiar. I don't think this view will ever get old:
|One day I will take a not-crooked Hipstamatic photo|
Technology was not my friend for this workout. I found my Garmin completely dead when I was ready to leave, so it stayed behind. I gave myself an hour goal, which I stuck to, but I really wish I knew how much distance I covered and what pace I was keeping. I have a competitive nature, and the motivation of trying to beat myself each time and see improvement in black and white would really help.
|I know there are much sleeker GPS watches out there, but|
I think this one has a charming jolie laide quality
Garmin Forerunner 305
Luckily, people around me were able to provide some entertainment. Along the way, I saw the following:
- A 60+ year old man zooming past me; a good reminder that age is just a number, and that if you take care of your body it will take care of you.
- Two girls running side by side, who would raise their arms up every so often. At first I thought they were doing some kind of stretch, but as I got closer I realized they were practicing their poses for crossing the finish line. Made me smile.
- A stretch limo parked in DUMBO, with various members of a wedding party strolling about. This is the first year of my adult life where I didn't have a summer wedding to go to, and I was kind of wishing for one. My favorite green summer wedding dress needs some action!
Before I knew it I was home, sweaty and happy. I had a quick dinner and snuggled on the couch with Audrey, flipping through the channels and trying to keep my mind off what was on the agenda for the next day. Sunday morning: driving lessons!
Full recap to come tomorrow, but....I did it! And it wasn't at all terrible. I'll definitely need a bit more practice, but I am excited because I know I will have another Lovely Life List item to cross off soon!