Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Almost game time...




In just 5 days, I'll be running marathon #13. I've put a lot more effort into training for this one than the others but still think I came up short. How do people find time to get all those miles in? Maybe I'm just a slacker.

Last weekend was another one of those busy, social ones with a little relaxing on Sunday. I wouldn't take it any other day.

Friday we went to a friends house for dinner. There were 11 of us & it was good fun. The hosts smoked a few chickens & everyone brought a dish. I made this really good salad with mixed greens, apples, pomegrate, onion, goat cheese & walnuts. Then I made a balsamic vinagrette with some honey dijon mustard in it. Yum!

Saturday we were up early to head to East Lansing for some tailgating & football. I made a pizza roll & cut it up into pieces.

Saturday evening we go together with some of the baseball parents from my step-sons travel team from last year.

Luckily we could sleep in Sunday before heading out to Kensington for an eight mile run.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Epic Weekend - NYC

Wow! Was that ever a whirl-wind weekend!

My family started this tradition a few years ago where we have Girls Weekends to celebrate 40th birthdays. This year, last Friday to be exact, my cousin's wife, Kris, had her big 4-0. 14 of us met up to celebrate in NYC.

My Mom & I flew out Thursday night and met up with my best friend who lives there along with her Mom who was also in town. My Bestie & I go way back and it was so much fun to hang out with our Mom's too. We had dinner at Becco in the Hell's Kitchen district. It was so good!

Friday, we got up early at headed to the Live with Kelly & Michael show. Man, are they adorable! I didn't really think that this was my thing but I went along to be a part of the group. I was so impressed with it! After the show, my Mom & I split up from the group and grabbed a coffee before walking through Central Park. Then we took a cab down to see the 9/11 Memorial. I was really impressed with it and can't imagine the horror of that tragic day. We then had lunch outside with a view of Lady Liberty. We were pretty beat after all of that so we headed back to the hotel for a little rest while waiting for my sister to arrive. She got in about 4:30 and we freshened up and headed over the the Waldorf Astoria to have a drink with the group. Dinner was at LIPS while watching a highly amusing drag show.

Saturday was another busy day...we walked the Brooklyn Bridge, had lunch at a cute little vegetarian place in Brooklyn, then we to see Newsies, then the Guggenheim (huge disappointment with this), then dinner at Carmine's off of Time's Square. I'm still tired thinking about it all!