“I like you this morning!”

13 Jan

Yep, that’s what T said to me as we left the apartment yesterday morning, in a tone that said, “I am pleasantly surprised by this!”  Why would he say a thing like that?  Well lately, I have been a grumbly mess in the mornings.  I am tired, I’m cranky, and I just don’t feel right.  Not running in the mornings makes me feel like my day just has started out on the wrong foot.  So, though I knew I shouldn’t, I went for a run yesterday.  Just a baby run, though!  And I had a good reason!

So, Wednesday, I promised some of my co-workers I would bring in some Brooklyn Bagels.  I’ve mentioned before how much I love these babies, despite my puzzlement that there are several outposts in my neighborhood and one in Chelsea, but not a single one in Brooklyn.  Anyhow, I wanted to share the glory that is these bagels and their fantastic accompanying spreads with my beloved colleagues.  And I knew that my a$$ would not be able to get up early enough to pick them up before heading to work.  But I knew my a$$ WOULD be fully capable of getting up early for a run, so that’s just what I did.  I went for a quick jaunt through Astoria and partway up the Queensboro Bridge, then turned around and hit up BKB on the way back.  A little 4-miler.

At BKB, I picked up 2 mini whole wheat bagels slathered with Nutella cream cheese.  (Oh yes, they have Nutella flavored cream cheese.)

1 mini whole wheat kalamata olive cream cheese-laden bagel:

and 1 mini egg bagel with jalapeno asiago cream cheese:

They were all awesome.

And the run?  Well, the run itself was great.  It was blustery and pouring down rain and by the time I got home, I was dripping wet.  And I didn’t care at all.  I was just so happy to be running.  But I paid the price.  My foot hurt for the rest of the day.

I had a 3-minute phone conversation with my doctor on Wednesday.  When I told him that I was doing everything he’d said to do (boot to bed, shoes with support, cutting way back on running, icing, etc) and that it still wasn’t working, he prescribed physical therapy for me.  My first appointment is on Tuesday.  I am REALLY hoping that this is the magic element that will make the PF go f*ck itself so that I can focus on my 3:30 marathon goal.  With each week that goes by where my mileage is minimal or nil, that goal seems further and further from possible… sigh.

But enough grousing!

On a lighter note, I saw Godspell on Broadway on Tuesday and loved it!  When I was growing up, we had the record and listened to it all the time, so the songs evoked my youth for me.

I used to work in Broadway marketing and saw sooo many shows back then.  I was OBSESSED with Broadway.  It’s definitely a part of why I chose to move to NYC in the first place.  My college thesis was even about Broadway musicals!  But that obsession has lapsed a bit since I left the industry.  I still love them, but I don’t spend hours a day reading Playbill.com and Broadway.com… now it’s more like Runnersworld.com. 😉

Anyhow, Godspell reminded me why I love Broadway.  The performers were so talented and the staging was really creative.  There really was no set and yet it felt as though nothing was missing.  Here’s a clip if you’re interested.

The last Broadway show I saw was Book of Mormon… seems I’m on a religion-themed musicals kick!

TGIF and happy weekend!

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10 Responses to ““I like you this morning!””

  1. Kelly January 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    ooh I didn’t know you were that into theater! That’s cool! I was a marketing intern at a theater in Boston and got to go to all the free shows there – loved it! I haven’t been to a broadway show in forever though. So expensive. Nutella cream cheese sounds like a dream come true. Hope that some PT helps heal that foot!

    • Katie January 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

      Ugh, yes, B’way is so expensive! A friend snagged a block of group tix, so these particular tix were not so pricey. Different story for Book of Mormon, though… that was a splurge for sure!
      Nutella cream cheese is the bomb, as is anything Nutella-related. On that note, I’ve been intending to make your Nutella sea salt cookies for a while now. Maybe I’ll get around to it this weekend! 🙂

  2. Ali on the Run January 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Oh Katie, I totally know how you feel. I hate starting my day without a workout. A good morning sweat sets the tone for a great day. But remember, each day NOW that you spend resting is another day in your life you’ll get to run. I may have adapted that quote from Center Stage, but you get it.

    Also, if I meet you on the QB will you bring me Nutella bagels? Thanks.

    • Katie January 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

      Quotes from Center Stage are always welcome in my life, as are quotes from Save the Last Dance.
      And YES to your question about QB. Promise me I can escort you on your maiden voyage. Nutella bagels and sweet-ass views of the East Side await you.

  3. Kristy January 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    i really, really, really hope PT does the trick! i cannot imagine how frustrated you must be. i just got done a 1-month PT stint for my hamstring. it really worked wonders.

    my sister and sister-in-law were in godspell when i was little (let me be clear, this was NOT broadway or even close to it…some very, very small production). i remember going to their rehearsals and loving the music!

    • Katie January 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

      Thanks, Kristy! That is encouraging about your hamstring PT! I hope the same holds true for me! 🙂

  4. thethinksicanthink January 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Have you also looked into getting ART or Graston for your foot? I’ve heard it can help, too!

    Anyways, I feel the same way about each week slipping by = goal further away. But, someone told me that it (meaning speed) comes back faster than you think.

    Hang in there – jealous you got to see Book of Mormon!

    • Katie January 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

      I am def going to ask about ART at PT because I know they offer it there.
      I know you feel me on the weeks slipping by, Meggie! Some day soon we will both be back to running and blogging about it! Keep the faith!
      You hang in there, too! 🙂

  5. Josie January 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Good luck with the physical therapy! If you get the right doc, it can work wonders! Most of them give ‘homework’ too which is equally important to healing and strengthening.

    The best show I saw on Broadway I think was Avenue Q, although I have heard Book of Mormon is great. I want to get into theatre more when I am back in the city. Half price tix and rush tickets all the way!

  6. Christine January 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    flavored cream cheese is just the best.

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