Saturday, October 25, 2014

Back at it

I haven't had an alarm set for a while. 6:45 was really early this morning.


Cold and early.



And whiny.

Mostly, I was whiny.


But then I got my butt out the door and met up with the group. It was a smaller group than usual with the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend and the NYC Marathon next weekend. A lot of people are doing one or the other, so we only had about 8 runners today.

It wasn't an amazing run. I felt slow and got a stitch in my side, but I did it. Sometimes I have a hard time getting back to working out after big races.

I also sort of put together a workout plan for the week. We'll see if I stick to it and I'll let you know how it goes.

Buddy will lay/stand in some of the weirdest ways just so he can be in the sunshine.



Now that my Mom vacation is over it's time to start thinking about work again. I hate being between jobs, but I definitely needed a change. Decisions are not my strong suit.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Tiny!

Today is Tiny's Birthday!





Happy birthday to my partner in crime - it's a lot harder to cause trouble when we live so far apart! I miss you - come see me!

Today was also the last day of Mom's visit - boo!

We had our first showing of the house - yay!

We got to relax for most of the morning and then did a quick clean/vacuum.

All four of us (Mom, Tom, Buddy and me) piled into my car and went for a walk around Rockefeller Preserve while strangers wandered around our house.

The guys are so cute.


Luckily the weather was much better today, so we had a nice walk.



Buddy was a little tired when we got home.


Then we had to take Mom to the airport. Did I mention - boo!

I have been pretty lazy since my race/while my mom was here. It was really nice. Tomorrow I'm back to my usual Saturday morning group run.

Since I don't have another race coming up and am training plan free (a place I don't really like to be), I'm going to work on my own plan. I may even work some cross-training in there somewhere. We'll see...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rainy day in NYC

We finally got our act together and did some of the things we have been talking about doing. It's about time too, because Mom is leaving tomorrow night. 

Yesterday we went to the Captain Lawrence brewery for a few samples.




We also got a couple of growlers filled to go with our dinner.

This morning we convinced Mom that she couldn't come all the way from Alaska and not go into NYC, and took the train into the city.


She liked the train ride.


We had lunch at Lombardi's.


 And Tom taught Mom how to correctly eat NY pizza (for those not in the know - fold it!).


We stopped by the 9/11 Memorial, which is beautiful and extremely sad at the same time.



And checked out One World Trade, which disappeared into the clouds.


Our last stop was the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park. They just opened this week, so we had perfect timing!



We had fun looking through the shops, and I got the waffle I was thinking about all day. If you go to the Holiday Shops, look for the Wafels & Dinges cart and get a Li├Ęge waffle. Tom and I get ours plain, but they have all kinds of toppings you can get too. 


So good!

After the waffle Holiday Shops, we walked back to Grand Central for the train home.

As a continuation of our super healthy eats for the day, dinner is going to be Chinese takeout. What? We're on vacation or something. ;)

Have you been to NYC? Do you like big cities?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Buddy's sad eyes and a new race photo

This is pretty much how I start every morning.


He just sits there while I make coffee and practices his sad eyes until I fill his food dish.

My mom pretty much only gets her hair cut when she's visiting me. We are both pretty laid back/lazy about our hair (I haven't gotten mine cut since about March...of 2013).

So this morning we walked to our little downtown area for her appointment. I sat and looked properly disheveled - with hair that really needed washing - in their fancy lobby area while she got her hair cut.


I tried a little side braid action to try to make my hair a little more presentable.


I kept waiting for someone to suggest that I should also make an appointment, but they were much too polite for that :)

We had  to re-inflate Mom's air mattress last night (we had put it away for realtor pictures) - Buddy was his usual helpful self.


And did I mention we had shrimp tacos for dinner? I would eat them every day. For real.


And I got my official race photo from the finish line - I took a picture of it because I'm too lazy to scan it.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Magic erasers, Buddy naps and new leggings

This morning we went crazy doing last minute cleaning before our realtor got here.

We have used a ridiculous number of Mr Clean Magic Erasers. Once I start using them I just keep seeing more spots on the wall. They also kind of weird me out, they disappear as you use them. Where do they go?


I guess that's the magic.

The walls have never looked so clean. Hopefully all that erasing means we won't have to do any painting.

Mom and I took Buddy to the dog park to get him out of the way while Tom and the realtor took pictures. He had a great time running around and ignoring all the other dogs.

He has no social skills.


Once Buddy was wiped out, I drove Mom up to check out one of the houses we have been looking at so she could see the area. Buddy slept pretty much the whole time we were in the car.

And most of the time since we got home.

Mostly he sleeps.


Then I convinced myself that I needed another pair of Pro Compression leggings. What? That price is too good to turn down! :) The pair I have is all black, so I mixed things up and ordered the pink/black this time.

Tom is making shrimp tacos for dinner. Shrimp, cilantro, lime, guacamole, yes please!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BOSU creeper

I had a really good run on Saturday. It was only 3 miles, but it was one of those really nice ones where I felt strong and fast. My hip tightened up a bit after I finished, but otherwise I think I'm pretty much recovered from last weekend.

This is why I can't stretch after I run.


Today I decided to check out the dvd that came with my BOSU ball. It was kind of hilarious.


More step-aerobics style than I was looking for, and super dated. Not to mention, that guy off to the right doesn't do the workout. He watches the girls and discusses the moves.

Creeper.

I think I'll be checking out what youtube has to offer next time.

We have been busy touching up paint and tidying the house today. Our realtor is coming by tomorrow to take pictures so we can get the house listed.

Buddy has been super helpful.


I may have to rethink my hatred of cleaning, the house looks really nice. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pro Compression sale alert!

Friends!

Pro Compression is having a sale right now. These leggings, which are my current favorites are on sale for $50 (normally $80), and if that wasn't good enough, you can use the code PINK to get 40% off your order.





That's $30 for a pair of the most comfortable leggings I own. I'm trying not to buy another pair, because I have SO much running stuff. I'll let you know how that goes. 

You can also use the code PINK for 40% off socks and sleeves too!

Also: Free shipping!
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