Monday, June 8, 2009

10k in Central Park!!!

This past Sunday Paityn and I ran a 10k in central park! Can I just say we are hard core runners? About every quarter mile there was a freaking hill! I'm not even exaggerating, it was like 2/3 the race was uphill... you can ask Paityn! It was a good challenge and a good preview for our upcoming 1/2 marathon we want to do in Hobble Creek (yes Paityn, we). The day was super fun, we woke up at 4am to catch our train and rode the subway, good thing that girl knows what she's doin cuz I was lost. We stopped by the FRIENDS fountain and took a pic and then we saw that amptheater from that movie August Rush, pretty exciting I must say.

There were 7,000 runners, all women! It was pretty sweet

The run was great, we didn't walk once or even really slow down. It was a great sense of empowerment cuz we were passing all these runners like speed demons!

There was this awesome lady at the beginning of the race (seriously like an hour before it started) who was jammin out to her ipod while eating her apple slices, she was great! We were pretty drainded my mile 6 but we saw that lady right at the end and she gave us a little bit of energy to sprint the last .2 mile. Her shirt says "I run like a girl!" :)

Brian and Mark came to meet us at the end of the race. I was very grateful because Sunday is their only day to relax and they had to be to their train at 8, not as early as us but still early. Thanks babe for doin' that. This picture is awkward cuz I'm trying to hug him but he's not so much likin' it cuz I'm all sweaty :)

After the race we went to F.A.O. Shwartz and played on the big piano and saw some sweet toys.


This soldier is made entirely of jelly beans!

After the toy store we went to this place called Pop Burger and it was so cute!

The hamburgers were so tiny, I didn't want to eat it cuz it was so adorable! Brian wasn't so reluctant :)

The day was awesome, I almost stole an ipod cord from the Apple store cuz I totally spaced I had it in my hands... it was really scary but other than that it was fabulous! Anyone who wants to come visit you are more than welcome!

3 comments:

Tasha and Ryan said...

All I can say is your AMAZING! That's such an accomplisment- you make me want to run even more now. I am getting back into it- you would be proud! By the way I was at charlotte rousse yesterday and totally thought of you! Hope you are doing well!

Steph said...

Wow good for you guys!! That has got to be exhilarating! Me and Alicia Jolley already have a 1/2 marathon planned out for next spring to lose the inevitable baby weight that is creeping on! I have a feeling I am going to need something to get me motivated, so I will have to turn to you for training and advice! =) I love New York, I bet you guys are having so much fun!

Tori said...

great job! You ARE hard core!