Weekend Update

First off, thank goodness for three day weekends.  Yes, here here to the Presidents!  While we may not have gone on an epic adventure – no skiing, surfing, or road trips, one can always use an extra day.  Yesterday’s forecast of 10F with strong wind chills had me inside all.day.long.

I’d say about half of my instagram feed was filled with pictures of people at the beach, hiking, or running in some sunny west coast location.  Nope, here I went for the rest/relaxation angle with Scandinavia trip planning, Downton Abbey, and Lululemon yoga.


>> this was actually from Friday, which was equally as cold.  the worst part was the bone chilling wind whipping in my face after running to/during/after a NP workout on the Hudson river <<

Back in October, I decided to purchase a beginner’s 25-class special from Yoga to the People.  Yeah, I still have 9 classes left with two weeks to go and there’s a 100% I’m not going to use them all.  Between work, spin, and running/NP (which I prefer to yoga, even though cross-training and stretching is just as important), it may not be a priority.  But sitting through 3 1/2 hours of SNL skits is totally a priority.

Three ad a half hours could not begin to show what an epic all the best moments of SNL over the past 40 years.  I admit, I’ve never been good at staying up to watch, but the top clips and holiday specials get me every time.  Just watching the 40th anniversary special on Sunday, I realized how stacked the list of members, guests, and musical appearances has been.  Plus, laughing makes the world a better place. Just throwing that out there.

>> one of my favorite comedians/actors <<

>> No, not all of us Californians talk like this (especially not like Taylor Swift’s awful impersonation), but we do like to talk about our commutes and the various freeways <<

More Cowbell

>> best group of folks and my favorite regular skit.  my favorite might be the one when Seth gave Kelloggs a tough time for dropping their sponsorship with Michael Phelps <<

But in other news, I did do more than just sit on my rear and watch tv.  Maybe.  The fun started on Friday with a chilly freezing workout around 79th/Hudson with November Project.  My phone listed the temperature as 9F, but I forgot to factor in the wind chill and the fact that I live on the east side and we were working out along the west and water.   You regret it if you don’t go and you regret it if you do.


>> A new favorite (flat white) to reward myself and warm myself up <<


>> oh look, another token snowy Central Park shot <<

Saturday’s long(ish) run with Sarah and her boyfriend around Central Park.  Honestly we jetted out like bats out of hell and while I could maintain the pace for about half of the park, I didn’t want to drag them down and let them go on their merry way.  We exchanged hugs and then I met up with a few November Project peeps for the rest of the run.  One free juice + homemade brunch later and I was one happy camper.

IMG_8397>> one memorable galentine’s night filled with fancy cocktails, white lasagna, and good times at Houston Hall.  seriously, if you are in the area and are looking for a good time, this is a great place to go <<

Today will probably be spent packing for an impromptu work trip to Chicago (weather permitting…curse you winter storms), working out in some form (running + body pump?), a trip to SOHO with Lindsay, and catching up on the Bachelor.

How was your Valentine’s day?  Any plans for the day off?



Cupid’s Friday Favorites

It’s Valentine’s day?  Say what?  No date?  Bring on the CANDY!  That is, only the good stuff.  None of this cheapy Hershey business.  Yes, I’m going to be high-maintenance because I can 😉 I always like “holidays” for the thrill of the decorations and themed foods.  Valentine’s day doesn’t really mean (and really never has meant) much to me in terms of the romantic department.  It was fun to make Valentines but ever so awkward handing them out (unless you were in a class that required you to give one to everyone…that was muuuuch better).  Back in high school my sister would send flower grams to one another just for fun and of course there is my beau, Bodie 😉 Just kidding. (sorry if I’m repeating stories here, it’s a habit of mine – just ask my mom and sister)


But really, I don’t really consider the fact that I don’t have a date for tonight a problem.  In fact, I’m celebrating with my girl friends (single or dating!) tonight and we are going to have a blast.  I truly am grateful for all my friends and family so take that cupid. 😉

Some of my favorites for the week 

IMG_2853Mid-week manicures – What more can I say?  Adding a pop of color just brightens my day.

IMG_2800Running outside – It may be cold still (around 5ish on Wednesday morning!) but the couple times I got out side were worth it.  I especially miss running before work, but not enough to make it outside every day when it’s this cold.  I may have to hold off a few weeks or at least save my little trips to the east river or Central Park for the weekends. IMG_2771CHOBANI!!! – Excitement to the max when I found myself running from the east side, around Battery Park, and up into SOHO, where the one and only Chobani store is located.  Not only do they have an excellent array of options (both hot and cold, savory and sweet), but you get to KEEP the bowl your meal comes in.  Um, YES!  I made the trip a few months back and picked up the half portion but went full force for this breakfast. IMG_2797 have a simply wonderful day and weekend 🙂