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The Weekend Round-Up: Not Quite As Planned

21 Nov

Well, my weekend didn’t go exactly as planned, but that’s OK.  Starting with Friday night’s baby shower/dinner, (not for me,  obvs, but  for my good friend/colleague, Fatima) let’s just say I got a little drunker than I intended to.   Multiple glasses of Riesling at the shower and then meeting up with T and some buddies afterward at Jones Wood Foundry for more than a few Flower Power IPAs  seemed like a really fun thing at the time.  Not so fun on Saturday.  I was hung over pretty much all the livelong day, and my plan to go for a run before my 11:15 hair appointment did not come to fruition.  FAIL.

I got my hair done and then met up with T and a broker at an apartment we had made an appointment to see.  Yes, come 2012, he and I will be living in sin/shacking up/engaged in domestic bliss/what have you.  However, though the tenant had apparently told the broker she would be around all day long, she was not home and did not answer the broker’s multiple calls.  FAIL.

Later on, we ventured to Brooklyn for dinner with some friends at Colonie.  This meal was INCREDIBLE.  It was a friend’s 30th bday and his wife had prepared a special tasting menu just for us honored guests.  It included (for me) delicious scallops, a beet salad, butternut squash raviolis, and for dessert I had… get ready for this… sticky date cake with salted creme fraiche ice cream.  HEAVEN.  I pretty much licked my plate clean after every course.  T got some delicious steak that was amazing and also an equally amazing octopus dish.  Anyhow, I highly recommend this restaurant.  The food was delicious and I loved the cozy atmosphere.

Sunday morning, I got up at 6:15 to go volunteer at the Race to Deliver.  Getting up early and standing around in the cold was not so fun, but I did enjoy watching the actual race and handing out bagels to the runners afterwards.  Bonus was seeing Ali and her bf Brian, and also Lori!  And now I only have one more race, a 15K, until I am qualified for the 2012 NYC marathon. 🙂

I was dressed way too warm to run right after volunteering, (which had been my intention) so I went home to “change clothes”… which resulted in crawling back into bed with T and napping for hours and hours.  (That 6:15 wakeup call really threw me off!)  I was supposed to have brunch with my friend Molly, but she texted saying she wasn’t feeling good and so I went back to sleep.  I am slightly ashamed for sleeping away a perfectly beautiful Sunday afternoon, but it did feel awesome at the time.

After we finally got up, I managed to get in 5 quick miles with 4 of them at a 7:35 pace.  I figured if I wasn’t going to get a long run in, the least I could do was do a pretend 4-mile race like the one I volunteered at in the morning.  Then I went over to T’s, where he cooked me this.  It was awesome.

scallops and a seaweed salad

Last week was another less than impressive mileage week:

4 miles with speedwork on Tues

4 miles @8:45ish on Weds

4.5 miles @ 8:45ish on Thurs

4 miles @ 8:30ish on Fri

5 miles w/4 @ 7:35ish on Sun

=21.5 miles

This week I really want to try and get some decent miles in, even though I’ll be in Cleveland with T and his family for the holiday (yayyyy!)  And then next week, come hell or high water, it’s back on a training program for Surf City.  My current state of sloth is really no bueno!