It's been a long time since I've written a blog.  It's been on my to-do list all year because I love writing and sharing inspiration and motivation with all my readers!  While my initial goal was to write at least one post per month this year, I also was focusing on my work-life balance quite a bit.  I didn't want to spend this year stressing about my never ending to-do list, so some things had to give.  I'm sure most of you reading can relate to that!  But, since writing here makes me happy, the plan is to begin writing some shorter posts, sharing where I am, and hopefully helping you to stay on your own, personal healthy track! 

One of my favorite posts I've ever written was about how I got into actually running the Boston Marathon.  Since I started training for that and finished, I've considered myself a runner.  I like the way it makes me feel, especially when it's over.  Lately, or most of this year, I haven't felt that way.  I love being outside and hitting the trails, but I've been enjoying my bike(s) and my bodyweight workouts a lot more.  So that's what I've been doing, although I continue to run at least once per week to constantly mix things up.

When I go out for a run nowadays, I usually get in anywhere from 3-5 miles....4 miles seems to be the max lately.  Yesterday I was in New York City for work, and when I'm there, I know I'm going to run through Central Park bright and early.  The NYC Marathon was this past weekend, it was a beautiful morning...actually, yesterday was almost magical.  Despite it seeming like there were twice as many people there as usual - everyone wanting a taste of sweet marathon victory - it still felt so quiet and peaceful in the city that never sleeps.  There's something special about being up before the rest of the city...running through the park....clearing your head before a long day of work.  Yesterday brought me back to when I began my running "career", if I should even call it that.  I started running through the city of Boston, along the Charles River, and always enjoyed my special time laced up.  So much so, I used to run 12 miles every Saturday morning just "for fun."  This was back when I didn't drink coffee in the mornings by the way!

So yesterday, I ran 6.25 miles in the city.  I thought back to when I started running.  I love my trails at home and being connected to nature...but I realized yesterday I think I love running in the city that much more.  It's how it all started for me, there's many others beginning their day the same way...And I may have made it back a little quicker because New Yorkers sure do love their cawfee.  I could smell it at every turn!  

Thanks for reading!  It feels good to be back...running AND writing!

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