FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY. Sorry. I can’t think of any other way to open these posts any more. I think I’m still recovering from last weekend’s shenanigans and let’s just say that when you miss out on crucial sleep over the weekend, it just seems to add up during the week. But that’s what being young is all about. Or so I’m reminded 😉
Last Friday I ran over the Manhattan Bridge and out into Brooklyn for the November Project workout. I had been jogging over with my backpack when my speedy friend Jessica caught up with me. As our pace started to pick up, I told her to go on but she was sweet and stuck it out. About 6 miles later, we made it to Prospect Park with the rest of the crew.
^^ Dreamy breakfast found in Brooklyn and must be replicated AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I will even run into Brooklyn to find this very basic but delicious egg sandwich with bacon, egg, cheddar, and avocado and the best (no really…it’s true) almond iced latte that I have ever had.
Tilda All Day
930 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
M-F (7:30a-5p) & S/S (8a-5p)
^^ Of course there were other November Project workouts in between and it wouldn’t be a workout if you didn’t take a picture, right? All the BBG girls take them, so I’ll just upload mine here. Sure, not the same transformations but still a hell of a good time and if you put in the effort, a good workout.
Part of the fun of working out with semi-professional photographers. Many many thanks to the lovely Julia and Brian who wakeup at the crack of dawn and post these and many more for us to share on our own social media accounts. It’s also so much more fun than waiting around for race pictures, which let’s be honest – rarely turn out how you imagine.
^^ As we are in the middle of upfront season, our department has been treating us to lunches and dinners in the office. Cool free food. Boo for staying late. This was a little bit of a Thursday afternoon Italian Ice treat. I swear the scoops were the size of golf balls but packed a punch like an ice cream sundae. I took a shot of my friend’s rainbow scoop because if it’s not photographed, it didn’t happen. I actually selected coconut but plain ‘ol white doesn’t look nearly as good for the camera.
Did you know that you can find nature in the city? Yes, even this picture that LOOKS like we are outside of Manhattan, is not out of Manhattan. A couple of weeks ago I went biking with my friend Emma who is training for a half Ironman and wanted some cycling company. I was biking without gears and we got a bit lost a times but also realized that there is SO much more to this city and island than we realized. Cue summer adventures!!
I also ran in the women’s 10k last Saturday, planning to jog and just go with the flow. I had run 6+ with a backpack the day before and was/am still in a “non-racing/taking it easy month”. << That’s seriously a joke because I don’t know how to relax. I even struggle with napping or sitting still for too long.
^^ As my sister so perfectly put it ‘”I’m going to take it easy” are always the famous last words’ I guess I just get too competitive with myself. I did however successfully run sans headphones and sans music. Thank you thank you to the epic NP cheer squad as always.
^^ My friend Callie and I posing for a picture so that we can immediately upload it and then go hunting for Juice Press and free juice. (#willrunforjuice) Also apparently because it’s a woman’s race, that means we have to have everything pink themed. Well, I’m just not a pink kind of gal…but thanks?
^^ Of course right after the race, this group of girls 1) started having a dance party to the loudspeaker music (maybe we could have raced harder?) and 2) ever so politely asked to pose with MOLLY HUDDLE! who will be making her marathon debut this November at a little thing we call the New York City Marathon. See you there Molly!
^^ We always come out stacked. November Project ladies bringing our A game no matter the race.
^^ Racing was followed up by some green juice from Juice Press and an epic crab cake brunch. We may have gotten mimosas for the table and banana bread pudding for dessert later that day. Yeah, I’m not on the BBG diet nor whole30 diet at all.
^^ Saturday night I went out with some friends to a housewarming party and to celebrate a friend’s birthday. See I CAN dress up in people clothes and do other things besides run and go galivanting through the city.
I pulled one of those nights where supposedly I had to act my age, so that meant a very very late bedtime. But, despite the splitting headache the next morning, I was up at Central Park with some friends testing out our territory on two wheels.
^^ From biking to volunteering with a group of Santa Clara alums at the local soup kitchen. I have been volunteering here for a few weeks and really do find it to be meaningful work. You learn a lot about people and the struggles that they have to go through. Some folks are grateful for your help and others are quite pissed off at the world. It’s one of those life lessons that teaches you to give back but also appreciate what you have.
Last but certainly not least, we got an amazing addition to the November Project New York City leadership team this week. Our tribe added a third co-leader and her name is Jeanie and she is going to rock everyone’s socks off!!!! I got to know Jeanie a little bit last year and have to say she is one hell of a leader, even before she became an official leader. She has the charisma that anyone could kill for and damn that body 😉 We call it #bodiesbyjeanie. Oh, and if you so happen to have a birthday and she is there to sing and dance, well, then you’ve won the lottery. Here’s to a great new chapter in our tribe’s books and here’s to the WEEKEND!