Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday. I am not watching the Super Bowl. No, I am freshly showered, in my PJs, sportin' my compression sleeves, watching Bones and waiting for my Korean food. This is my kind of Sunday.
Today I ran 12 miles in Central Park. The weather was absolute perfection - sunny and not too frigid. I dropped off my stuff at the Columbus Circle Equinox beforehand and quite literally almost ran into Gideon from the earlier Criminal Minds. Love that gym, but still not sure whether it's worth joining (more on that later). Then I hit the Park, and while the 12 miles didn't exactly fly by, they certainly passed much more easily than any mile of mine has in the past few weeks. I took the run nice and slow, tackled the Harlem Hills and felt pretty good throughout. I'm feeling much better about February 20.
Saturday. I had a lovely Saturday. Brunch with my friend Will at Markt, explored the Limelight Marketplace (they have a Brocade Home showroom - see below!) and met up with our friend David for coffee at what might be my favorite coffeeshop in the city, O Cafe, where I had a yummy latte with insanely delicious dark chocolate at the bottom (see photo above).
Looking Forward. I have a lot going on this next week. Dinner dates at Palma, Bar Boulud and Fatty Crab (not so good considering I planned to eat really well/clean for the 2 weeks before the Half). Last 3 days of working out at Equinox. Big work projects. I'm looking forward to my Austin vacay more and more each day. As much as I love the City, there's nothing like getting away. I miss my family immensely and had a mini breakdown tonight as I thought about how long it's been since I've seen my Mom. Mad flow of tears commenced, and it took me awhile to calm myself down. Not being a 3.5 hour drive away can be really hard to accept sometimes. It doesn't help that Roomie 1 has been spending the weekend with her mom whose in town until Wednesday. Luckily I booked a flight to Dallas for the last weekend in April. It's not terribly close, but it's not too far either.
How do y'all handle being away from family? Most of the time I'm so busy it's okay, but when I stop and think about it, I realize how much it sucks. :(