Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A call to arms




As mentioned earlier, I bailed on running the NYRR's half-marathon last weekend. Friends who ran it did well, and I'm glad for them (congrats Kate & Jim!).

Application for guaranteed entry for the ING New York City marathon opened yesterday and I'm ready to launch phase 1 of my marathon training program in which I will continue doing what I've been doing (running!) and combine it with more of what I need to be doing (running!) in order to develop the necessary strength, stamina, and fitness to keep running.

So what's new?

The Armory.

News and rumors about a new indoor track had been floating around Park Slope for months. When Fucked in Park Slope announced in its gleefully profane way the Armory was opening soon, I knew I had to get myself there and check it out.

Boy, oh, boy! It is lovely. I had to force myself not to drool on the track, and as if that weren't enough, they have most things that any gym has (who needs a shower anyway?).

I've already signed the dotted line and I'm so excited about it I had to make this video for you. (Make sure the volume is on.)



Update
You can find my two seconds of blog fame here and here.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely! But why is no one RUNNING on the Armory track? :-)

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  2. You should do a Bar Toto video.

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  3. I think the fireworks on the score board are a snazzy touch.

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  4. Reiko: Thanks! The Armory is not open yet, but we'll be running there soon!

    Evan: Brunch! Yes! Thanks for the idea - I feel a song coming on.

    Lizz: Thanks. I had to wait around forever for those to come back on the scoreboard while trying to be inconspicuous so I wouldn't get kicked out, but it was worth it.

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