Redemption Run

Date: February 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 14

On Saturday, I ran 10 rather frustrating, difficult miles.

Yesterday, I forced myself to take a rest day.

Today, I came back with a vengeance.

After a fabulous dinner at Tony’s Di Napoli last night, ABS and I came home, watched some “Mad Men” then got to sleep nice and early.

I was shocked when I woke up this morning (I slept until 8:30 am — amazing. Can every weekend be a long weekend?) to see that the city had been blanketed with lots of beautiful, fluffy snow.

I did some stretching and some ab things, ate some breakfast and by then the snow had stopped falling.

Run time!

According to the weather report, it was 28 degrees when I left the apartment. It felt much warmer though. Here’s my “It just snowed so I’m wearing lots of clothing” layering process:

Base layer: Nike running tights and Lululemon long-sleeved "Cabin" shirt

Next layer: GapBodyFit jacket

Top layer: Old-school Gap puffy vest

I was never cold during the run and probably could have done without the vest.

The run itself was awesome. The sidewalks and the running road in Central Park were perfectly clear (good work, NYC cleanup crew!), the wind was subtle (as opposed to Saturday’s ridiculous winds) and my legs felt warm and fast.

I guess rest days can be helpful, after all.

As always, I took tons of photos while I was out. Even though I’ve seen this city covered in snow for months now, I’m not sick of it.

Hopefully you’re not sick of it either. Here are the photos I took today…

My pretty street

My street, again

The entrance to Central Park at 79th & 5th

I stuck to the lower park loops to stay safe

So happy…and kind of looking like a linebacker

Snow here today, hopefully melted by tomorrow…

I ran up and down "The Mall" a bunch of times because I felt like I was in a movie…or a snow globe

Tourists love this part of the park

Traffic light at the top of Cat Hill

Off the beaten path

Exiting the park near 79th Street on the East Side

Untouched snow

8 miles = DONE

Time to tackle the day!

Coming up:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry
  • Tony’s leftovers for lunch
  • Hitting up Crunch later for a very special class. Check back tonight for a full review.

TELL ME: Most people have today off (ABS and me included)! Do you have the day off? How are you spending it?

14 Responses to "Redemption Run"

I have the day off (thank god). I’m spending it running, biking and going to the movies to catch up on the oscar films before next weekend!

So beautiful! Glad you got a good run in today. I had 8 yesterday and am feeling it today so taking a rest day but wish I could get out there in the snow too! LOVE the pic of you smiling in the park. Beautiful!

Go girl! You really are my hero running in the snow like that. I need to get better at braving the weather…it’s just snow! 🙂 I have the whole week off–it’s my grad school february break. I’m so happy but will spend most of the week getting caught up on school work.

I never get sick of the pictures of the snow. All your pictures really make me want to visit NYC, and I’ve never, ever, ever wanted to before. The big city scares me to pieces, all those people, OMG! Your pictures make it seem so lovely. The picture of your street looks like it’s right out of book, or a movie or something. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve always lived in rural areas of Florida. No big cities, and certainly nothing like NYC! I wonder how much convincing it would take to get my Hubs there.

I’m going to do a vlog later this afternoon of our weather in Florida 🙂 A blog I read did a vlog yesterday of the snow they had in MN, so I thought I would do one of FL.

Way to go on the snow run!! I never exercise outside when it’s snowy because I’m so paranoid about falling…but the pictures are gorgeous, so it looks worthwhile!

What a beautiful day in the park! I’m glad you felt good and enjoyed your run and have the rest of the day to play. I’m very lucky because it’s school vacation week, so I have the whole week off. I love sleeping a little later, working out, and then having fun for the rest of the day.

I never get tired of the snow either! I love your running enthusiasm!

My company is a 24hr 7 day a week company..and i am here at my desk for 10 hours today…BOO..enjoy your day off!

Great photos – it looks soooo pretty!

I did NOT have the day off, and around 11 am it started raining, and then it started to sleet, and then sleet/snow mix. My 20 minute drive home took 40 minutes, and there was no walk or run tonight. And I couldn’t go to yoga. So, it’s more of a forced rest day for me…

Not only did we have the day off, but it was 75 and sunny down here in NC; feel free to move down whenever 🙂 We went for a bike ride and ran some errands, nice relaxing day. Love your pics of the snow though, so beautiful!

I had the day off, and used that as an excuse to go visit my baby brother, sister-in-law and their pup in Seattle. And now, thanks to you, I can’t get Redemption Song out of my head.