Henry and I have been filling our time together with a variety of activities (many free) in the last few weeks. It has been a tough transition for both of us since he no longer goes to daycare. I try to round up plenty of playdates and activities for us while working from home for part of the day. We both treasure this time together because come December, my attention will definitely be divided and it will be a big change for him.
soundtrack: “Marais La Nuit” by Neko Case
Rehearsal — Gabe on saxophone; Henry on kazoo.
Today, I ran a half-marathon, Grete’s Great Gallop. I haven’t run this race for several years as it was previously held in the hottest part of August and I had never done particularly well. Luckily, the schedule has changed, and it was a perfect fall day for running. I ran a PHPB (Post Henry Personal Best). The hills of Central Park are never easy, but knowing my two favorite people were waiting at the finish inspired me to push through. Henry, Mark and I played on the Sheep Meadow afterwards and enjoyed listening to an Irish folk band near the bandshell.
As a sidenote, the race is named after Grete Waitz who was a nine-time NYC Marathon champion. She died of cancer in 2011. You can see more details about the fundraising efforts on the Fred’s Team homepage. I did not raise money, but definitely believe in the cause.
We attended the Central Park SummerStage concert today where Dr. John was scheduled to perform but he cancelled at the last moment due to illness and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Opening act, New Orleans folk-rock group Hurray for the Riff Raff, put on a good show so we enjoyed ourselves anyway. Get well soon, Dr. John.