Today’s run (street): 2.5 miles at 9:38 per mile
It has been an interesting week already. Two of my colleagues have left my office floor, one permanently and the other for a few months. My friend Sedentary Man is moving to another division located three floors down from mine. Happily our paths should continue to cross and while I’ll miss my neighbor I benefit by having a great new neighbor (and dedicated cyclist/runner), FS, who will be taking over Sedentary Man’s department. Also leaving this week is Adventure Girl who is doing graduate school research in the northwest this summer. I’ll miss SM and AG but I’m excited for their new opportunities and experiences. The other big news is that last night Mrs. Emerging Runner was honored to receive a national PTA award as a life member of the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers. This was a big surprise and our kids were very excited to go up with her as she received the award. Even after that late night she was back on the treadmill this morning at 6:00 AM!
Speaking of early mornings, I somehow made my way outside at 4:00 AM for my daily run. I was also tired from the long day and evening’s activities but I used my sleep-like state to ease me through the workout. Halfway through my 2.5 mile run I started putting a little more speed into my stride but my overall pace was, well, sleepy. I’m not sure whether I’ll run or elliptical tomorrow, I’ll see how I feel in the morning. I’m hoping to do a noontime run in the city with my friend Steve on Friday to end the week. Next week I’m traveling again which presents another chance to run in a different city. My schedule will be very tight on that trip so a run is unlikely but you never know.