Not the best excuse for skipping a run

Now where did I leave that phone?

After many months of intensive work, I brought a big project to a close yesterday. This involved me and my team giving a long presentation to our client in the city. Due to the timing, I didn’t get a chance to run, but I did put in a lot of miles on foot. My victorious day was undercut when, on the train ride home, I realized that I’d left my phone somewhere in midtown. When I got home, I was thrilled to see an email from a friend saying she had my phone.

I had an important meeting in the city this morning but I’d planned to do a workout before I left. The missing phone complicated my schedule and I ended up skipping my run so I could catch an earlier train. I needed to get to my friend’s office to pick it up before my first meeting. The walking that was required for me to get everywhere I needed to go around the city provided a quasi workout. It was certainly not the same as a run, but I covered a lot of miles.

The end result was another good day for business and a joyful reunion with my phone (try to get through a day in NYC without phone, email or text capabilities). The downside is that all the walking I did yesterday and today really roughed up and blistered the bottom of my feet. I’m hoping that the rain holds off tomorrow so I can get outside for a run. I’m counting on a pair of good wool running socks and the cushioning of my Saucony Virratas to get me through tomorrow’s return to the road. As for my phone, it hasn’t left my side.

City trek dwarfs morning workout

And the day ain’t over…

Today’s workout (elliptical): 25 minutes + 7 miles city walk

I figured I’d be covering some ground today, but I had no idea that I’d travel over seven miles in the city on foot. My meeting locations varied between east 53rd Street and Spring Street, with a couple of other spots in between. I could have used the subway, but I didn’t see the point of that when I could just as easily walk.

Before I left for the city, I did an elliptical session. I wasn’t thinking about the fact that I’d be getting a second workout later. The Fitbit recorded a couple of miles from the elliptical and, fortunately, I remembered to bring it with me when I left the house. I’d forgotten to take the Fitbit on Monday when I covered significant territory around Manhattan. The Fitbit recorded none of that, causing me to look like a slacker on the Fitbit dashboard. But today was a different story.

Should have that distance number over 10 miles tonight

Echos of schedules past

Yesterday’s workout (elliptical): 25 minutes
Today’s run (treadmill): 25 minutes

It’s been a very busy week and my schedule has interfered with my ability to publish my posts. I’ve had to resort to using the Blogger app on my phone in between engagements. I’m not sure how this will work, but here goes!

I’ve been going into the city the last two days for some industry meetings. The early morning wake-ups and commuting on the train were great reminders of my former daily grind. On both days I added long walks between Penn Station and Columbus Circle on top of my morning workouts.  I’m hoping I’ve impressed the Fitbit enough to earn another I LIKE U.

Yesterday morning I had one more go on the elliptical. I’m still not loving its rickety build, but it does provide a decent workout. I woke up this morning with some hip pain and I’d hoped that it would pass when I started my run. It didn’t, and the pain continued throughout the day. The three additional miles I walked later in the morning probably didn’t help it.

My hip’s not bothering me too much at this point and I’m hoping to get back outside for a run tomorrow morning. I’m also hoping that the freezing temperatures and stiff winds are gone by then. I’m truly looking forward to a less intense day on Friday. How did I used to do this city thing five days a week?