Last night at 5pm I received an email letting me know that my new iPhone was ready to be picked up in our office IT department. Let me tell you, after almost two weeks without a phone I was one happy girl! I stayed up until 11 last night talking on the phone with my parents, brother and Bo. Each conversation was so special as it was our first chance to have a regular phone conversation versus having to make Skype plans. Suddenly, in that moment, I felt re-connected to my loved ones.
I thought it’d be fun to catch you up on the last 24 hours with photos since I finally am able to capture pictures and memories again!
I’m off to London for the weekend as it’s Bo’s birthday! I can’t wait to explore city with him! We have no plans but I’ll be sure to share our adventures on Instagram and check in tomorrow with another post. I’ll most likely talk about my marathon training stress as that is at the forefront of my mind right now.
A month ago our dear friends Brad and Margaret spent the day snapping photos of us through the city. It was one of the most wonderful days enjoyed with great people and reminding us of all our favorite spots throughout the streets of New York. Some of them we frequent daily and others, such as Grand Central, are parts of our past. Regardless, we spent six hours walking the streets just enjoying everything it had to offer. There were two cameras on us at all times, something we haven’t felt since our wedding day.
While I can’t wait to see the final collection of images, these are the first four they’ve shared with us! Keep in mind that everything they do is for the love of photography and merely a hobby. Judging from these four pictures I can’t wait to choose 10 or so to frame for both our London and Geneva flats. I think it would be so fun to have the same in each flat so we get to look at the pictures during the week while we’re apart.
While the rest of the city was hunkering down, trying to prepare for what Hurricane Sandy may or may not deliver over the next 48 hours, Bo and I spent our morning up in Central Park.
After a relaxing evening and 10 hours of sleep, we both woke up refreshed and ready to conquer our Sunday. Our to do list was shorter than normal thanks to keeping up with house work during the week.
- Buy Epsom salts for a few baths this week to relax the muscles.
- Take a long walk to loosen out the muscles while Bo runs his 8 miles in Central Park.
- Hit the bodega or grocery store for some last minute supplies (water, crackers, soup, tea, meat, fruit, and lots of vegetables)
- Start working on marathon playlist
- Work on New York City marathon tips post
- Post the rest of my too large Lululemon gear on eBay
Everything on this list has been done except my marathon tips post. It’s weird, every time I start typing I wish that I could just start talking to someone. When people ask me questions about the marathon in person I light up and feel as if I could go on for hours. I love helping them and putting them at ease. But, when I start to type my mind goes to the fact that I’m not necessarily a “fast” runner or anyone who will Boston Qualify anytime soon. What makes me think I’m qualified to give other people tips and suggestions about the marathon that I’ve now run two times and have yet to break 5 hours?
Thanks to an inspirational running friend, Leticia, she helped me realize that this is still an amazing accomplishment.
.01% of the population ran a marathon last year. You are among an elite group of individuals regardless of your pace.
So now that I’ve finished everything else on my to do list for today, I’m going to curl up on the couch next to Bo and Meg for the rest of the evening, sipping tea, enjoying my compression socks, and write my heart out so that my New York City Marathon experiences can help others.
Until tomorrow morning, when my post will go live, enjoy the scenes from today’s hour long walk through Central Park. I really hope that Sandy doesn’t rob marathon runners of enjoying the vibrant colors as they run the last 3 miles of the marathon through Central Park.