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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!!!!


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A Barbecue Lunch

It’s been a nice day off so far. The sun was out most of the day and I think it reached almost 90 degrees, now that is my kind of weather! I took a trip down to the Pheasant Lane Mall to specifically go to NY & Co. I received a $30 off coupon when you spend $75 or more. What a great deal! This is what I got:





I got those three pieces and I only had to pay 50 bucks! It’s usually a hit or miss at that store, but I was happy with what I came out with. I definitely needed more pants that weren’t jeans!

Since I was right there, I decided I might as well hit up Trader Joes. Picked up some Hommus, mini pita bread, 3 frozen indian food meals (They are SO good), and some spicy jalapeno chicken sausage that I might make for dinner tonight. I also was starving so I picked up a barbecue chicken wrap and figured I would eat it when I got home. The traffic was pretty good until about half way. Of course it was like 4:30 and everyone was getting out of work. I jumped off the highway and took the back roads the rest of the way home. It took FOREVER. I was starving when I got home, I ate my wrap with some barbecue Pop Chips. I kept hearing about Pop Chips and I finally saw some at Target today and decided to buy a bag. They were really good, not sure how much better for you they are than regular chips, but delicious anyways.


The wrap was just OK, I expected more because it was TJ’s. I thought it was going to be more ‘barbecuey’ and in order for it to meet my expectations I had to add a little bit of my own barbecue sauce on the side. It was filling and now I have to wait to digest most of it before I hit up the gym. I decided to work out in the evening so I would have more time to spend with Derek this morning before he went to work. He won’t be coming up to the lake this weekend, which makes me sad because I didn’t want a vacation from him! But, he has a pretty viable excuse because he has to finish his cousins wedding video that he has been working so hard on. I hope he makes a good dent in it this weekend because it’s been stressing him out.

I can’t believe its almost 6 o’clock already.  I wish there was more time in a day. I would do some cleaning/packing because that has been on my mind a lot lately. Oh well, what can ya do?

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Dinner Tonight

I made Derek and I these awesome salads for dinner tonight.

They consisted of: 
Baby Spinach
Orange Bell Peppers
Grape Tomatoes
Artichoke Hearts
Seasoned Tuna Fish
Mozzarella Cheese
Spicy Soy and Flaxseed Tortilla Chips from Trader Joes
Ceaser Dressing
and I had Texas Pete Hot Sauce.

I put waaaay too much hot sauce on mine and I definitely learned my lesson! I always tend to make things too hot, I don’t know what my problem is. This was probably the hottest thing I’ve ever eat. I didn’t even finish it because it was THAT HOT! I stuffed a chunk of bread down my throat in between every bite. I finished it off with a delicious Hell or High Watermelon Wheat beer. And for dessert I ate a yummy bakery chocolate chip cookie from Trader Joes. 

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I woke up at 8:30 this morning, which NEVER happens, but I looked out the window and saw the sun! I was so excited to get up and run. I mapped out a new route and this was going to be my first long run outside in a while due to it raining every day for the past century. I don’t remember ever being this excited for a run before. I knew it was going to be a good one. I ate some clif shot bloks, chugged some water and headed out. It was almost 70 degrees outside, which is pretty hot for ideal running weather, but it was still sooo nice! I was just so happy to be outside in the sun and in the warmth. I NEED it to be summer, I can’t stand this rain anymore. My new route was awesome and I can’t wait to run it again. There were a lot of people out running/walking today and I said hello to most of them. I completed my 6 mile run in 54:52. I was extremely happy with my time. A 9 min. mile is now becoming my norm, when it used to be my speedwork. I’ve definitely been improving a lot with my running, I think all of this cross training for the triathlon has been helping a lot! 

Speaking of my triathlon, it is in 2 weeks! Ahhhhh! I’m so nervous about it. I feel ready, but at the same time I don’t and need more time. I had a stressful dream about it the other night and ever since then I have become extremely nervous about it all. I have all of my stuff for it now. I bought a new bike tire, I have my specific triathlon apparel that I am going to wear (which was really pricey!) and I have my swim cap, which looks really silly and I’m only ever going to wear it in triathlons. I’m set and ready to go, now the countdown begins. 

After my run I went to see the new Transformers movie, which was just what I expected: a fun, entertaining flick packed with corny jokes and lots of explosions. I enjoyed it overall. Later on we headed to Milly’s Tavern in Manchester for some good beer and decent food. The highlight of my day was definitely Trader Joe’s and an awesome beer store that is right next to it. I bought so many good things, including almond butter, mass amounts of cookies, and ice cream balls. I also bought some more lambic beer from the beer store, but this time I went with green apple, mmmm! 

It was a busy day and I am so tired. I would’ve like to have included many pictures in this entry, but like I said I am tired and therefore way too lazy. Please use your imagination to picture all of my yummy food and beer that was purchased today. Night!

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