Shore Parkway + 1 + GU + Sam = AWESOME!
It tasted like chocolate pudding going down. All I needed was some cool whip and an ice coffee and I would have breakfast on the run.
This was my very first ever experience with GU! You can say I was a GU virgin. It was good. It was really good for me. Very special first time. Made me feel tingly all over. OK, NOT!!!
But, it was not as bad as I had feared. It gave me the extra oomph to finish up a 7 miler today. I ran with Samantha – a new and different route for us. It is basically a 5 mile stretch of bike and running path with water on one side and the Belt Parkway on the other side. We ran underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge which we all know is the start of the NYC Marathon right? So, that was cool.
It was hot but not humid. At least IMHO. But, the sun was strong upon my face and shoulders. It was out full force and kept reminding me that it is indeed summertime. So, that was cool too. What was not very cool was the fact that there were no water fountains available. I found this a bit surprising and disturbing. This is a heavily populated running/biking area so you would think there WOULD be some water fountains along the way. The one water fountain I did see (at the end of the run) I sprinted over to it all happy only to find out it was not in working condition.
I may have to do something about that. Get some petitions signed or speak to my congressman.
This is an enjoyable route and I did enjoy it. I may consider it for my 10 miler. I will bring my own hydration. I did have a water bottle but it just wasn’t enough at 12oz. That sucker was gone before I knew it.
This is how it went down – 6 miles Shore Parkway and we thought we were done. But, as I was driving home I wanted to check out the 5K race that was happening up on my boardwalk. Yes, remember I love it so that makes it mine. The race was about 20 minutes into it and Samantha looked over at me and said something like &^$%(@*$(?? And I said sure. Translated “Wanna run another mile up on the boardwalk?”. So, we did and ended up with our 7 miler. WOOT!!
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