Friday, July 13, 2007


it's flyaway day!! home tonight, for a date with the Elder Child and a particular set of wizards. Cannot wait, but am sad that we didn't catch the IMAX on opening night like we'd planned. No matter. He has an appt with an orthopedic doctor this morning to see if/how badly the knee really is. He was hobbling a bit yesterday, apparently, but felt like he could skate if he wanted to; we all decided though that it wasn't worth the risk until the doctor had a chance to look at it more closely.

Didn't run yesterday, but I count the 3.5 mile walk from the office in mid-town Manhattan up to Spanish Harlem* as my workout for the day. I'd intended to cut through Central Park, but apparently I went too far east before cutting up north and missed it entirely. How do you do that? I guess you have to be a clueless tourist. No matter, I've seen it and will probably spend a lot more evenings walking through it in the next two weeks. Possibly longer -- I won't know for a few days yet whether I'll be assigned to this project long-term.

This morning, before packing all my stuff and heading back to the office, I did manage a short run down the Esplanade along the East River (at least I think that's the name of it -- it's on the East side of Manhattan....) toward the 59th St bridge. Pretty nice weather -- cooler than the other morning, with a breeze coming off the water. Then I cut back up York street by all the hospitals and stuff back to the hotel. A nice change of pace -- not that Central Park would necessarily get boring, but it's nice to have options, y'know? Total run time was 37 minutes and change -- when I mapped it on GMaps Pedometer, it came out to 3.76 miles. So, go me!! I had the Garmin, and while we were a bit more successful with the satellites this morning, I lost them coming up York Street, so I don't trust the mileage at all. No matter. All I know is I got nice and sweaty and worked a bit, so I feel good about it. And the doormen at the hotel now sing the Rocky theme when they see me, which cracks me up eight different ways!

anyhoo, gotta run. Folks are starting to arrive, so I've got to get cracking. See you on the other side, once I get back to Texas!!

**I thought we were staying in Upper East Side, but the map in the cab this morning said the hotel's area is more accurately Yorkville/Spanish Harlem. I'm not sure if it really matters, but wanted to be accurate, y'know!!


Vickie said...

I was just THERE myself! Too bad we didn't coordinate better!

From Here to There said...

Oooh fun! I can't wait to go!

I hope elder child's appt went well, poor munchkin.