September 24, 2013

NYRR 5th Avenue Mile 2013

On Sunday, I ran my 3rd consecutive 5th Avenue Mile. My training as of late has been truly lacking and I approached this race with absolutely no goals because I had no idea what to expect.  Robert & I woke early Sunday morning, I gulped down a cup of coffee, and we headed across Central Park to spectate some earlier heats before mine was up. I was happy to bump into Jess and together, just as we did two years three years ago at my 1st 5th Avenue Mile, we lined up, wished each other luck and headed down Fifth Avenue. I'm pleased that I finished in 7:42, not a PR but certainly a respectable time for me. But more important, I had an amazing time and was reminded of just how much I love the race experience.

The past few months have been void of much running or racing. Yesterday, Robert & I signed on our first house! Since early summer, most of my energy has been focused on growing ESD, working on some really special projects, planning a wedding (oh yeah, I got engaged early this month!) and buying a home in Pennsylvania. It's been overwhelming and while I know I can do many things, I've found that I just can't do them all at once and something had to give. So running and marathon training it was. Not that we're in the house and will hopefully be moved in by the end of this weekend, I can't wait to get back out on the pavement and to start building up the mileage again.

So Sunday, we raced, we cheered, we photographed... and then we packed up my office and moved it to PA. Now that we're finally out here and getting settled, I really hope to be able to blog again and share what's going on in my world.  I'll do my best to share progress as I build my new 650 square foot ESD studio space (ahhh!) and hopefully announce some other exciting projects I've been working on.

In the meantime, here's a slideshow of the images I took from Sunday's race. You can also check out some of Robert's on at Runners World online.

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