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New Running Partners

As it turns out, Doree, whom I had been running with, can no longer do morning runs. Luckily, I had several runners respond to my Craigslist and RoadRunner “Looking for running partner” ads, and after my vacation and recovering from a weird bug, I decided it was time to start a little e-mail list and organize some runs.

At 7am today, I met with Holly and Shelley in front of Katz’s Deli (yep, right where they filmed the When Harry Met Sally scene where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm). We did a 4-miler and got to know each other. Both seem very nice and cool. Holly is going to be running a marathon in Rio de Janeiro, and Shelley has a VERY cool little story. She just moved here from London because she got a professorship with DONNA KAREN at the Parson School of Design. How cool is that? I tried not to sound too impressed when she was telling me all of this, but my guess is that I failed miserably.

I’m running with Shelley again on Saturday, and we’ll be joined by another girl, Lily. Should be fun.


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