This morning I wasn't feeling 100%, so I decided to take the day off work. I did end up going for a run, but it wasn't anything close to the 8 miles I was supposed to be doing. I have to say that part of the issue was that it's warmer in NYC today than it has been in the past few days and since I'm stuck wearing these long-sleeved shirts, that didn't help matters any. Nor did the fact that I went later than I normally would.
When I was running around the Lower Loop, I heard a lot of loud cheering. I noticed that there were tents set-up on Dead Road along the Mall, but I wasn't sure what was going on. I decided that I would do one loop and then cut across and maybe do some hill repeats. As I was cutting across on 72nd Street, I decided that I would check out these tents.
It turned out that it was Regis and Kelly doing their show in the Park. They were having a High-Heel-A-Thon, so I decided to stay and check it out. While I was waiting, I saw Tim Gunn doing some interviews for the show. I have to say, I was more excited to see him than to see Regis, Kelly or Kristin Chenowith. The High-Heel-A-Thon was a 150 yard dash. The winner was really really fast and actually dove to the finish. Here's a video if you want to watch. It was pretty fun, but it was all over in seconds!
After the race, I headed home and skipped the hill repeats. Even though my run wasn't as planned (and apparently, I am a sissy since I didn't even run 4 miles), it was still a better than nothing effort. I've actually been wondering if I would be happier running 3 days a week instead of 4, but I'm not making any decisions yet.
Distance: 3.00 miles
As far as the Wardrobe Challenge goes, I spent the better part of the day in my workout clothes, while resting on the couch, so I figured I should take a photo:
I did end up showering and getting dressed since I had a dentist appointment this afternoon. I wore jeans, gray t-shirt and gray Converse to the dentist (shoes not pictured):
I'm a little worried about the Challenge because the next few days are supposed to be pretty warm, but I think I'll end up being okay. I'm really glad that I chose two short-sleeved shirts!
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