A Running Life With Friends

Jul 29

These are my friends @lucyledezma and @theshiba after completing The Great NY 100 mile ultramarathon this past June. I, along with many friends such as @runningdude @msalimin @hartsiepics @hilarmy, were fortunate enough to “escort” Lucy and Scott for their journey through some of those miles. To say that the experience was inspiring would not encompass half of what it felt like when we watched them cross the finish line. This screen capture says it all. The video from which this picture comes from I encourage all to watch for it encapsulates what a community is all about; sharing this thing we do, the joys of accomplishment, the tears of triumph, cherishing the moments with the ones we love and and hold dear to our hearts. #tgny100 #teamrunnyc #werunnyc #nikenyc #nikerunning  http://youtu.be/61oiMj8vQrQ

These are my friends @lucyledezma and @theshiba after completing The Great NY 100 mile ultramarathon this past June. I, along with many friends such as @runningdude @msalimin @hartsiepics @hilarmy, were fortunate enough to “escort” Lucy and Scott for their journey through some of those miles. To say that the experience was inspiring would not encompass half of what it felt like when we watched them cross the finish line. This screen capture says it all. The video from which this picture comes from I encourage all to watch for it encapsulates what a community is all about; sharing this thing we do, the joys of accomplishment, the tears of triumph, cherishing the moments with the ones we love and and hold dear to our hearts. #tgny100 #teamrunnyc #werunnyc #nikenyc #nikerunning http://youtu.be/61oiMj8vQrQ

Jul 27

My shirt soaked. My shorts in due time suffers the same fate. The damp does not fade with each mile. I stand outside the closed store, tasting the salty residue of the evening effort with every sip. #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikeplus #justdoit #makeitcount  (at JANE Motorcycles)

My shirt soaked. My shorts in due time suffers the same fate. The damp does not fade with each mile. I stand outside the closed store, tasting the salty residue of the evening effort with every sip. #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikeplus #justdoit #makeitcount (at JANE Motorcycles)

She is heading down the path to seek where the spirit and heart will intersect with distance and the body’s limit. In these fleeting days that have passed into the span of months, the time under the sun and clouds have given her hope and optimism while I try to brush aside the temptations of anxiety and dejection. On this day, smiles abound, determination magnified, challenges accepted. The photo cred: #nike+nyclive. #keepitmoving #nikerunning #nikenyc #justdoit #makeitcount

She is heading down the path to seek where the spirit and heart will intersect with distance and the body’s limit. In these fleeting days that have passed into the span of months, the time under the sun and clouds have given her hope and optimism while I try to brush aside the temptations of anxiety and dejection. On this day, smiles abound, determination magnified, challenges accepted. The photo cred: #nike+nyclive. #keepitmoving #nikerunning #nikenyc #justdoit #makeitcount

Jul 26

An atmosphere of reunion. A day to enjoy the cadences of fellowship forged by months and years of shared trials and jubilation. Conversations resume where they have left off. Smiles of recognition framing the beating heart of camaraderie. #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikenyclive #werunnyc #teamrunnyc #justdoit #makeitcount #keepitmoving #nikeplus

An atmosphere of reunion. A day to enjoy the cadences of fellowship forged by months and years of shared trials and jubilation. Conversations resume where they have left off. Smiles of recognition framing the beating heart of camaraderie. #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikenyclive #werunnyc #teamrunnyc #justdoit #makeitcount #keepitmoving #nikeplus

Another great long run day with #nikenyclive in Central Park. After the run, a group of #werunnyc runners gather around @coachbennett for an impromptu Q&A. Love long runs! #nikenyc #nikerunning #keepitmoving #makeitcount #justdoit

Another great long run day with #nikenyclive in Central Park. After the run, a group of #werunnyc runners gather around @coachbennett for an impromptu Q&A. Love long runs! #nikenyc #nikerunning #keepitmoving #makeitcount #justdoit

Jul 25

The vista beckons with the serenity of time. The languid clouds hang above the river. A quiet resides here, the frenetic city kept at bay down below. (This was the scene from yesterday morning. Just didn’t have a chance to post until today). #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikeplus #justdoit #makeitcount

The vista beckons with the serenity of time. The languid clouds hang above the river. A quiet resides here, the frenetic city kept at bay down below. (This was the scene from yesterday morning. Just didn’t have a chance to post until today). #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikeplus #justdoit #makeitcount

Jul 24

A little round and round. Faces wondering of what is to come. Faces focusing on the task at hand. Faces beaming with pride. Faces sadden by sudden end. Faces looking forward to another go around. #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikenyclive #keepitmoving #justdoit #makeitcount #nikeplus

A little round and round. Faces wondering of what is to come. Faces focusing on the task at hand. Faces beaming with pride. Faces sadden by sudden end. Faces looking forward to another go around. #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikenyclive #keepitmoving #justdoit #makeitcount #nikeplus

Jul 22

Different paths leads to wonder and expanded knowledge. What is sometimes too familiar now is seen through a new light. Old friends wave and say hello. Encouragement and support ring the air. #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikeplus #justdoit #keepitmoving #makeitcount  (at Bethesda Fountain Central Park)

Different paths leads to wonder and expanded knowledge. What is sometimes too familiar now is seen through a new light. Old friends wave and say hello. Encouragement and support ring the air. #nikenyc #nikerunning #nikeplus #justdoit #keepitmoving #makeitcount (at Bethesda Fountain Central Park)

Jul 21

Storefronts transform with each passing mile. Architecture veers from graceful past to grotesque modernity. Sounds signify the changing communities as the old fades pushed aside by future unknown. Meditative effort ends upon a challenge. An unknown voice calls out, “Come on! Beat those guys going up the hill!” Something clicks and burners erupt, the result never in doubt. The fellow runner fades as we finish strong leaving only the rumors of our fleeting presence. #nikeplus #nikerunning #nikenyc #justdoit #keepitmoving #makeitcount  (at Prospect Park @ Grand Army Plaza)

Storefronts transform with each passing mile. Architecture veers from graceful past to grotesque modernity. Sounds signify the changing communities as the old fades pushed aside by future unknown. Meditative effort ends upon a challenge. An unknown voice calls out, “Come on! Beat those guys going up the hill!” Something clicks and burners erupt, the result never in doubt. The fellow runner fades as we finish strong leaving only the rumors of our fleeting presence. #nikeplus #nikerunning #nikenyc #justdoit #keepitmoving #makeitcount (at Prospect Park @ Grand Army Plaza)

Jul 18

Scenes from a morning with the #ironrunnersnyc. Good times with great people! Thanks for the hospitality! #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount #keepitmoving

Scenes from a morning with the #ironrunnersnyc. Good times with great people! Thanks for the hospitality! #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount #keepitmoving