Even though I haven’t been outside yet, it looks like today is going to be a great day! We had perfect fall weather yesterday – sunny, cool breeze, 62’, beautiful. After the race and our post-race brunch, Woody and I took a walk down to the new Asics store on 42nd St (apparently their only free standing store in the country) and then walked back home with a stop at Pump for smoothies. It was a nice 3 mile walk and we only had to dodge between tourists for a few blocks each way! Southbound Park Ave was blocked off to traffic at 57th St with cops and a lot of hub-bub, so of course, we wanted to see what was up. It wasn’t long before we realized they were filming a movie. This happens all the time around here – movies, TV shows. It’s not really anything out of the ordinary. But, it was obvious they were setting up a car chase scene with some nice old cars, so we stopped to check it out for a minute (and take a few pictures!). One cop told us they were filming “The Other Guys.” Well, a quick IMDB search shows that the movie to be released in Aug 2010 features a crazy cast of stars including Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, and several others. What an interesting cast, right? Well, after a few minutes of nothing too interesting happening, we decided to move on.
When I wasn’t hanging out with cool Step Up members and friends or walking around the city, I was reading a lot this weekend. Including the new issue of SELF which arrived in the mail last week. (Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this magazine?) The cover story on Becki Newton was great. I love the premise of the story. For seven days, she tried one thing each day that she had never done before. One day she tried gymnastics, another she went kayaking in the Hudson (this is still on my list), and one day she went a full day without make-up. Some of the things she did were adventurous and others weren’t so much. That’s the best part about it. I imagine that just by doing something a little different can give you a new perspective or you might discover something you love that you had no idea! Take a different route to work, try a new fitness class, have lunch with someone you haven’t eaten with before, you never know what you might learn. I think I’m going to try this. Maybe not every day, but a few times a week I’ll make a conscious effort and see what happens!
Well, so, today is Monday. A week from now I will be recovering from my first marathon. This is going to be a busy week so I hope I can still get all the sleep I need! My parents fly in Thursday night for the weekend and I’m very excited that they’re coming. I feel a bit badly though because we won’t run around the city all weekend like usual checking out the sights and things they actually haven’t seen yet. We will hit up the Expo on Friday, a jazz gig at The Blue Note Friday night, and the Highline on Saturday. Of course, they will see beautiful 1st Ave and the park on Sunday, and hopefully the trees in the park will still be as beautiful as they were this weekend.
Time to get going. Have a great day everyone!