I went into NYC for work yesterday and had 2 odd coincidences. The first was that as soon as I stepped off of my NJ Transit train in Penn Station, the Amtrak announcer was announcing the stops of the train that was about to depart, and they announced Woodbridge, VA! That is my hometown.
I know the Amtrak stops there and I know the train from NYC goes there, but it was just odd that they mentioned my hometown as soon as I stepped off the train. Then they mentioned Staples Mill, Richmond, which is right where my sister lives!
The other odd coincidence was seeing the same guy twice in two different places in NYC several hours apart. This guy sat across from me on the NJ Transit Train from Secaucus to Penn Station. He was a tall black dude, wearing a "Hate & Ashbury" shirt
and some interesting wire and rock jewelry that I was studying on the train. We got off the train at Penn Station together at 11am. I went to my client meeting, and I was traveling back to Penn Station via subway at 3:15pm and ran into the same guy in the Times Square subway station!
What are the odds of seeing the exact same person in a different subway station 4 hours later? Of all the people in NYC?
Not sure if coincidences have any meaning, it's probably just God/the universe laughing at us.
Run: 6 x 1 mi cruise intervals @8:47 with 1 mi w/u and c/d. I was supposed to run them last night but a migraine said no.
It was way cooler this morning too, so I was happy about that. Tough workout, but I hit all of them at or just under target pace.
My head felt fine during the run but started hurting again once I was done.
Food/drink: berry smoothie, cappucino from DD
Weekend plans: taking the future step-daughter dress shopping for the wedding tonight.
Tomorrow fiance and I are taking future step-son and his friend to a Yankees game.
It's supposed to rain all day though, so we will see how that pans out. Sunday will be a lot of stuff around the house and errands.
Other blather: I got to the city WAY early for my meeting yesterday, but I had anticipated that and brought my lunch. The client was near Bryant Park, so I walked over there to sit and have my lunch. There was a concert going on, Broadway in the Park! Basically stars from different Broadway shows sang songs from the shows. They weren't in costume or anything, they were just singing. It was a nice way to spend an hour!
Bonus: Read War and Peace