Beach Day

Beach Day

It’s been twelve hours since I ran this morning, and I’m finally getting around to writing about it. I had a bunch of stuff I wanted to get done today, including a whole lot of cooking. I spent much of today and yesterday cooking up two brand new recipes and I can’t wait to write about them. One is a buffalo chili and one is a sweet potato curry stew, and my freezer is now stocked to the max. If the apocalypse hits, at least I’ll be well-fed. And I’m not sharing. Should’ve cooked your own stockpile. Not my fault you didn’t.

The only unusual thing about this morning’s run is that I ran to the beach. I’ve been to this beach before, but I don’t think I’ve ever run to it. Maybe I did once? I can’t remember. Well, if I have, I haven’t in a while.

My initial plan was to do an easy 6-mile loop. Taking advantage of the fact that I had today off from work and the luxury of time on my side, I decided to head in a different direction a few miles in. I was already heading north, and instead of making a left and continuing on my loop, I decided to keep heading north until I couldn’t go any more north unless I wanted to swim to Connecticut.

I knew this would mean a run slightly longer than 6 miles, but I felt good so I went for it. Once again, I’m trying to focus on my form rather than pace. I actually thought I was going slower than I did two days ago when I did a run twice this distance, but I wound up going a hair faster. I think the lack of hills helped.

It turned out to be just about 3.5 miles to get to the beach’s main building, so 7 miles in total. Good to know. If I want to do a relatively flat 7 miler AND see a body of water, this is the route to do.

I usually don’t like to stop mid-run – even at intersections, I just run up the sidewalk until I can cross – but I made an exception today to snap a few beachy pics.

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I usually prefer loops to out-and-backs, but it was nice to do something a little different. Different road, different scenery. I like changing it up every now and then. It does something good to my brain, probably involving the firing of neurons.

It’s nice to live in a place where I have a lot of route options. Of course, I won’t be living here for long, so I won’t be able to enjoy this forever. Although once I move, I WILL be able to enjoy a not-two-hour commute, which will be… good.

I walked the dogs a couple times today, and we saw our friend Pepper both times. This is Pepper.

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Pepper is nice.

It’s back to the grind tomorrow and looks like it’ll be around 50 degrees in the morning, so I think I’m going to brave it and wear a tank top. It’s been too long since my armpits felt the wind.

3 thoughts on “Beach Day

    1. Yeah, it’s just under two hours door to door. But that’s what I get for being on Long Island and wanting to work in TV: all of the production companies are in the city. 🙂

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