Monday, August 28, 2017

Little Red Lighthouse





We got a group of our closest friends together to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon in mid-May. I'd been meaning to run up the west side through Hudson River Park to the Little Red Lighthouse for months now, so Kenzi and I made a long Saturday morning training run of it. I took the bus to the west side, met her around 50th Street, and off we went. The weather was perfect and we ran about five miles up the river to the base of the George Washington Bridge to see the lighthouse. Isn't it cute? I've always had a thing for lighthouses and enjoyed learning a little bit of the history behind this one. We saw a part of the city I'd never seen before, in fact, it felt like we left the city all together. The weather was perfect. We loved seeing New Yorkers out and about enjoying the outdoors - always such a welcomed sight after winter. I stopped at Zabar's for some carb-loading on the way home. I grabbed some fuel and then went to run an errand at a nearby Sephora. I took maybe five steps inside the store when it hit me - instant nausea. I barely made it out of Sephora and to the curb without tossing my cookies. Thankfully, I held it together and was able to get home without causing a scene. It was the weirdest thing. I think it was a combination of the workout, food, and smells that just got to me. Yikes! Even that didn't take away from the spectacular morning run with a dear friend. We did about 10 miles and it felt good to knock out a few weeks before race day. Seeing the city on foot is one of the main reasons I fell in love with running. You just feel so dang happy to be alive.

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