There is lots to catch up on!
I ended up running 9.1 miles on Friday and it was amazing! I felt extremely prepared for it and it turned out well. I originally had only planned on 8.85, but I felt strong at the end so I kept on going. I was a sweaty mess by the end.
- Distance: 9.1 Miles
- Time: 89:49
- Pace: 9:52
I had so many different turns and roads to follow, I wrote the names of the streets on my hand so that I would remember where I had to turn.
I worked half a day on Friday and was able to run my 9 miles and finish packing and preparing for my weekend trip to NYC. I had this for a post run snack. I was so hungry all day though, I couldn’t stop eating because I constantly felt hungry.
I was excited to find this strawberry organic milk at my trip to the grocery store right after work on Friday.
Anyway, moving on. Derek and I left like an hour and a half later then when we originally planned (of course) but we finally hit the road around 5:30 or 6. It was a pretty smooth trip overall and we ended up getting to Matt’s house around 10pm.
Saturday was filled with lots of apartment hunting. We saw a lot of crappy places and a lot of good places. It came down to about 3 potential places, but when we saw the last one we just knew that it was the ONE. We were all very excited about it and applied for it the next day. We ended up hearing from the guy on Monday morning! It was super fast and he pretty much told us that the apartment was ours and to send us his money. I am super excited, it’s a really nice place and I can’t wait to move in.
Unfortunately I don’t have any good pictures of the inside. It was all under construction anyway. Everything was being redone so it was a mess at the moment. But! This is the outside, it’s very cute. We are the door on the right and it’s the second floor up. It’s in Astoria, Queens on 46th street.
It was an excellent trip foodwise also.
This was the MOST amazing bagel sandwich ever! A yummy NY bagel with cream cheese, avocado, and bacon. Mmmm, it was so good! It was from La Bagel Delight in Fort Greene (I think?) This was breakfast Saturday morning.
This was an excellent lunch stop! It is focused on recycling everything and had lots of solar panels all over the roofs. I got a beer and their ‘famous corn’ which fit my small appetite perfectly.
Habana Outpost was the name of this amazing place. I will definitely be going back to this place.
This was dinner. A pretty good BLT. Not much bacon, the bread cut the roof of my mouth, but I ate most of it. I also ordered a Brooklyn Lager.
Man, it is tough to remember the order of all this, but I also got a Thai Tea at some point in the day. I have never had one before, but apparently a bunch of my friends think they are amazing and get them all the time. It was pretty damn good.
It even had a cute little rose molded from the tip of the straw.
Sorry it’s so blurry! After an exhausting night we all decided to go and see GI Joe. One word: Ridiculous. and mostly in a bad way.
Woke up on Sunday morning and ate another delicious bagel, but sorry no picture. It was an Egg bagel with plain cream cheese from Astoria Bagel Shop. We headed from there to a few open houses which did not live up to that one place that we are going to be living!
This was lunch on Sunday even though it looks more like a Breakfast. We went to a place called ‘The Telephone Bar and Grill’ They had a decent menu, but was only serving brunch at that point. It was also really expensive. This was good, but not $9 good.
This was Derek’s monster burger, which he said was really good, but also not worth the high price.
CAUTION: Gross picture coming up…
This was in the middle of the living room in one of the apartments that we looked at. This is why they had an exterminator come in once a month. Eww!
On a good note, I can not wait to live in the city!
PS. I found where the Trader Joe’s is!!!!