Monday, August 1, 2011

In case you didn't know.

I wore pants today for the first time in over a month. Like so many ingenious ideas, I didn't really set out to do it on purpose at first, but eventually the idea of No-Pants July took shape. It was especially handy around the time a massive heatwave made even a breeze feel like someone was pointing a giant hair dryer in your face. Things got a little dicey last week when we had a random evening of 70-degree rain and wind, but I powered through. Today I wore jeans just because I could, and when I got to work the air conditioning was broken. Bummer.

Ice cream for dinner at Serendipity during the heat wave. The only choice.

Marathon training also started about 5 weeks ago and is going well so far. There are definitely still mornings when I wimp out (those mornings usually involve something higher than 85% humidity) and I don't love having to wake up at 6:30 on Saturday mornings to get a long run in before it's blazing hot, but I've surprised myself with how diligent I've been. Also surprising is how I manage to get choked up every time I read someone's account of running a marathon or see pictures from a marathon or think about running the final stretch down 5th Avenue (seriously! It's happening right now, you guys!). I guess I'm looking forward to it.

By the way, one month from tomorrow I leave for Peru.


  1. first picture of you in the bike dress? i love it. i got that dress for my birthday and had to take it back - it made my arms look like tootsie rolls. that serendipity ice cream is making me salivate all over my keys. dagnamit i need to come visit you out there.

  2. Now it's actually tolerable to wear pants in NY! It got a bit dicey there for a while, but today's weather was, dare I say...pleasant? I too wore pants for the first time in about 30 days. Fall can't be far behind!

    PS: Why have I never been to Serendipity after all these years?

  3. I'm curious to know your training plans for your visit to Peru. If I'm not mistaken, you will have some altitude issues to deal with. Have you given any thought to what you'll do?

    As an aside, while I love running when I travel for the opportunity to get out, I don't love the fact that I have to pack my running stuff. Makes my carryon heavier than it needs to be.



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