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.


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!


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!

Limited edition EVERYTHING!

I attempted my first run since the race on Thursday.

I wanted to wait a few days since last time I tried to get back at it too soon afterwards and had a really frustrating run. I ran 4 easy miles while I watched a Gilmore girls episode. I wasn't crazy fast, and my legs were definitely more tired than they should be at the end, but overall it was a good run.

It's always hard for me to get back to running after a race, I'm kind of lost without my training plan.

Mom and I took Buddy on a long walk yesterday afternoon. He slept all afternoon. Mom had fun playing tourist and taking leaf pictures.

We have mostly been relaxing and visiting since my mom got here. We haven't even made it down to NYC yet, but we are planning on going next week.

Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, we haven't done most of the things we talked about doing. We want to go play tourist in the city, visit an apple orchard, and go to our local brewery (we all love beer) at the very least.

We also have busy things going on here at home, because we're hoping to get the place listed early next week. Pretty soon we will have to live super neat and tidy in case people want to come look at the house.

I don't know if I've ever mentioned it, but I kind of have a lip balm addiction. There are probably 6 in my purse and tons laying around the house. I got this at Target the other day.

Remember what I said about my weakness for limited edition flavors of things? That goes for lip balm too. :) And this isn't as crazy-sweet as it seems like it would be. It doesn't have a flavor, just smells yummy.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Help support a small business and Buddy's new trick

Happy Thursday!

First things first, I have a quick plea to help give a friend of ours a chance to qualify for a $150k grant.

My friend Alex's family run farm is applying for a grant and they need your votes to make it happen! They only have until tomorrow to reach 250 votes. It's free and just takes a couple of clicks to cast your vote.

Follow the link below to the Mission Main Street website and cast your vote for Kitchawan Farm LLC! Thank you! :)

In other news, I bought candy corn marshmallows yesterday.

I pretty much instantly turned them into rice crispie treats. It was the right thing to do.

Aside from the fact that it looks like macaroni and cheese, it's really good. We've polished off more than half the pan already.

I also got these:

I can't help myself. I have to try all the weird flavors. 

They're pretty tasty and more apple-y than I thought they would be. They taste like those caramel apple lollipops that I used to have when I was a kid.

Buddy has a new trick to show you:

He's kind of a goofball

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