I went to bed well past midnight last night, so needless to say my 5:30 am alarm came a bit sooner than I would have liked this morning.
But I didn’t mind getting up, because today I had a plan.
Today, I declared, I would make my weekday return to Central Park.
Remember when I used to run in Central Park almost every morning? I stopped for a while, because I didn’t feel like I had enough time to run there, do a few loops and then make it back to the apartment with time to get ready for work.
I also started relying a bit more on the ol’ Snooze button on my alarm. Oops.
Today, although it was a mere 30 degrees outside, I was so excited to get back to Central Park for the 6.4 mile route I loved not too long ago.
I felt great during the entire run. My body finally loosened up and warmed up around mile 2.5, and it was amazing seeing so many people in the park. Runners, bikers, walkers — everyone seemed happy to be outside while it was actually light out.
Naturally I snapped a few (probably blurry) photos as I ran…
Because I ran longer today, I was in a bit of a rush to get ready for work. It’s a beautiful, sunny day in NYC, even if it is a bit on the cold side. And nothing can get me down when I’ve got this view on my walk to the office:
Now I’m ready to take on the day in my polka-dotted outfit.
NOW LET’S TALK: This morning, in order to save time while getting ready, I didn’t watch the Today show like I normally do. I often get distracted while it’s on, which results in me taking much longer to get out the door. What can I say? Matt Lauer seduces me through the TV. So what are your morning time-savers? Do you skimp on makeup to save time? Or forgo blow-drying your hair? When I’m really in a rush, I throw my hair in a quick braid instead of drying it. Tell me what you do.