Lovely imagery, isn’t it? I won’t be surprised when some big shot at American Greetings catches sight of the title of this post and frantically calls me with a job offer.
Anyhow, my good friend Molly B actually had much more charming commentary on the weather on my birthday when she texted me, “Mother Nature is throwing confetti down in honor of you. Even SHE is a fan of KtB!” Love it.
Anyhow, since you asked, here is what I woke up to on Saturday morning:
It’s kind of surreal, looking at this picture now, since the snow is (mostly) gone and now it’s a sunny and beautiful (albeit, crisp) day outside.
Anyhow… the weekend went as follows: Fri. night, T and I hit up the Spotted Pig. Yes, there was a lengthy wait for a table (roughly 2 hours? Maybe a bit less?) but that food is the freaking BOMB. I dream about the burger there, which yes, was what my birthday dinner entree was comprised of. I ordered it RARE (b*llsy, I know!) and it was DELICIOUS. Also, I want to personally shake the hand of whomever decided that Roquefort cheese would be just the right touch on top of this burger, because (s)he is my hero. Obvs, this is not all I ate — I also had the shoestring fries that come along with the burger, and T and I split an appetizer of gnudi stuffed with ricotta (OMG) and mackerel with creme fraiche and mint sauce (sounds weird, but trust me, IT’S AWESOME.) We may or may not have gotten dessert, too– popcorn-flavored ice cream with caramel corn on top. Not my favorite dessert, but there really is nothing that can top that burger. Then, we tossed around the idea of going out for drinks after dinner, but since I am now old, all I could think and talk about was “jammies.”
On my bday, I had to run to the city for a few things (I would have MUCH preferred to hole up in Astoria all day with T) and since the train into Manhattan takes me RIGHT to 59th and Lex (aka, Bloomies-land) I thought the weather and it being my birthday was a sign I should finally buy the rain/snow boots I’ve wanted for quite some time…
And since Bloomies was having a huge shoe sale, I thought I should probably get a few other pairs of shoes, too…
Before you go judging me, I want to mention that I used a gift card that I’d been hoarding since last Christmas for these bad boys. I am a HORRIBLE (hoardible, hahaha… no?) gift card hoarder. So the boots were essentially FREEEE! Happy birthday to MEEEEE!
I was supposed to run 8 miles on Saturday, but due to the weather, I chose not to. I actually feel fine about this, since I’ve also felt really exhausted and lethargic lately and this was one of those times I thought I should “listen to my body” (and also listen to the Armageddon-style weather that was going on outside.)
Sunday, I was lazy all day until late afternoon when I finally headed out for my 12 miler. It was a really nice one– I ran from T’s over the Queensboro Bridge and into the park. That’s where I saw the crazy-a$$ remains from the storm. I had no idea!
I also snapped some pics of the bleachers, all set up for the marathon! Yippee! Sooo exciting!
Let’s hope that Mother Nature got this little bug out of her system and next Sunday is a nice, NORMAL fall day. Anyhow, I had a wonderful 12-miler and came home to home made Senegalese peanut-chicken soup, thanks to my amazing bf.
Annnnd… thus kicks off Marathon Week (#2)!!!!! Excited!