Snow!

FINALLY NYC got snow! I don’t like winter but since it’s not an option, it better at least be snowy if it’s going to be cold.

Friday I was still feeling really drained so I went home from work and went right to bed. I watched TV for awhile but finally slept from 9 to 10 the next morning! I woke up feeling awake and ready to get a good run in. It had snowed all night and I have always wanted to run in the snow 🙂 I hit up Central Park for a few miles, sans music (also a 1st for me) and it was amazing to hear the silence that snow brings. Kids were sledding and runners were running, but snow really quiets a city down. I love it!

5 miles later, I met up with Caitlin and some of her friends for brunch at Galaxy Diner where I had coffee, egg whites, 7-grain toast & homefries. For $5. Yum.

Still in my Lululemon jacket, vest, tights, sneakers and headband, I walked all over the city with them for close to 5 hours! It was FREEZING, but so fun since I haven’t had a day like that in too long. Best part: walking through the tunnel that goes from East 66th to West 66th through the park on a very narrow, snow-filled path. We felt like kids, especially since the adventure ended at 16 Handles for frozen yogurt. It was beyond refreshing to have a day filled with no responsibilities 🙂

I took the hottest shower of my life and then it was time for a date with my love! He took me to a cozy cafe in Chelsea called Grey Dog Cafe. Hipster vibe without the pretentious feel, you order your food at a counter, seat yourself and have your food brought out to you by a guy yelling your name. After a 5 mile run and 4 hours of walking, I was hungry!

I went back and forth between a few choices, but I settled on the grey dog turkey club sandwich on 9 grain bread, without bacon, mayo or cheese. I added avocado because I am going through a huge avocado phase right now, and it’s more flavorful (not to mention healthier than bacon or mayo). With sweet potato fries on the side, this was a perfect, huge meal for my huge runners appetite 🙂

The sandwich was incredible. So fresh and healthy tasting, and the sweet potato fries added that level of comfort that is craved on a cold, snowy night. For dessert John had a huge piece of apple cobbler with homemade whipped cream, and I had a spicy hot chocolate. Perfect date night in my book!

Sunday I had to work, but afterwards met up for dinner with my old boss from upstate NY and another former co-worker who were visiting. We had delicious salads and pizza at Angelo’s Pizza in midtown east and caught up on the last almost year of each others lives. She is like a second mom to me 🙂

After dinner, I went home and finally watched Bridesmaids! I basically cried for most of the movie because it is the exact friendship that my best friend Brenda and I have! The movie was hystarical just like everyone had said.

Only downfall of that snow run: I’m having major knee pain 😦 My left knee is really hurting again. I went for a slow, hilly 2.5 mile run this morning and went to spin tonight, but I’m not running tomorrow. I might just cross-train this week and do some Jillian because I cannot risk hurting it more! Boo 😦

How was your weekend? Eat anything yummy? Any good workouts?

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