|“Feels like” 52° only in one direction|
Today’s workout (elliptical): 30 minutes
Yesterday’s run (street): 3.3 miles
This weekend I bookended a couple of workouts around a family visit. Yesterday morning I got out before our guests arrived and covered 3.3 miles in the time I had to run. It actually worked out to 3.333 miles according to Gmaps. So basically I ran 1/3 of ten miles. It sounds better when I say it that way. In that spirit, I paced 1.333% more than an 8 minute mile. That sounds much better.
My Boxing Day run was even quieter than my Christmas run. I’d expected the neighborhood to be overrun by people heading out to the stores to return gifts and shop for bargains, but I guess they all decided to sleep in on Saturday. No complaints here. I assumed the 52° temperature meant mild conditions and I wore short sleeves and shorts. That worked great when I was heading south and west, but running in any other direction was darn chilly.
We took our guests to the Orient, a local place that the New York Times calls the best Chinese restaurant on Long Island. If you live on Long Island you should go there. When you do, say hello because I’ll probably be there. Holiday visits are usually about food and there was plenty to be had, along with some great conversation.
Once we bid our visitors adieu, I considered a run. The weather couldn’t decide if it was going to rain, so I elected to stay inside. Since I’ve done some form of workout every day since last Tuesday, I thought I’d take it down a notch and do an elliptical session.
I know people who think that the elliptical is harder and/or more boring than the treadmill. Not me. Even when I set the resistance to high, I actually find the workout relaxing. That’s probably because (unlike the treadmill) the elliptical is quiet and it’s not likely to act like a giant body sander if I slip.
I’ve really enjoyed being out of the office this past week and I’m looking forward to another week of vacation. I’m hoping to maintain my workout streak all next week, into the new year. I’m going to try to get to Bethpage one morning and perhaps run Stillwell another day. The more I run, the more I want to run.