Friday, April 23, 2010

Girls Weekend Begins!!

This will be a VERY quick post as Melody is already in a car and on her way here from LGA!!! I'm so excited that she and Julie are coming for the weekend, even though I won't be able to run the Half Marathon with them like I had been hoping. My vision of what this weekend was going to be like has changed drastically (one lovely lady couldn't join us afterall, for a very good reason, and there are even threats of heavy rain for Sunday! eek!) but we will still have a great time! In the end, that's what it's really all about anyway.

I had totally forgotten about a Step Up Women's Network Power Breakfast that was scheduled for this morning until I received the reminder email yesterday! Oops! I was so eager to sign up for it, I forgot to put it in my calendar later. This morning we were lucky enough to meet with Tracy Gardner, President of Retail and Direct for J. Crew. Now, I love J. Crew, so I had to attend this breakfast, even though Melody's flight was going to land not long after it was over. I am definitely a J Crew girl and my bridesmaids even wore dresses from the J Crew ocassions line. I do think their prices can be a bit expensive sometimes, and shop the sales more than not, but last year I scheduled a personal shopping appointment at one of the stores in the city and was shocked by how great it turned out! I thought I might be pressured to buy a lot, but I really wasn't. And, my personal shopper put me in things I had never even thought would even look okay on me, but they looked amazing and it was really just what I needed. Seriously, I recommend this to any woman who wants a little help with her wardrobe. I've used what I learned that day when I go shopping anywhere, and it's really helped me step out of the rut I had been in for so long. I wish there were personal shoppers at running stores to help with shoes, apparel and gear! Wouldn't that be great?! Anyway, we got a special treat and also met Mickey Drexler, the CEO of J. Crew! Those two are so passionate about what they do and really love it. It was really inspiring to see people who care so much and really want to do the best, innovate, and do what it takes to be at the forefront of their industry. They care about their customers and the quality and authenticity of their products and brand. I don't think you see that very often anymore. It's also cool that Mickey Drexler is on the Board of Directors for Apple. He personally knows Steve Jobs and gets emails from him in the middle of the night! Can you imagine?

So, I have some food pics to show you, but don't have time to upload them now. Guess they'll have to wait till Monday, which will probably be the next time I post. We finished up the asparagus last night and it was fantastic! I have to say, I love the taste of asparagus, but I'm not really a fan of the after effect, if you know what I mean!

Quick injury update: I got the cortisone shot yesterday. My endocrinologist gave the okay, so we went ahead. It didn't hurt nearly as much as I was expecting it might, but there were definitely moments that were quite uncomfortable! He also did another ultrasound treatment then taped it up. My heel felt really strange as I walked home and it definitely still hurt through the rest of the day, but it's feeling okay today. I guess I thought it would feel better right away, like the novicane treatment, but apparently that's not how it works! We'll see. Hopefully I'll only need one more treatment on Tuesday and I'll be back and running soon!! Oh, this seems to be taking forever!

Okay, off to have fun with my girls!! (We'll miss you Jenny!!) Send good thoughts our way that it doesn't rain until after 12pm on Sunday.

Thanks Mel for linking to my '40 Years' post from yesterday! Good luck to anyone running races this weekend!

Melody just arrived! Can't you tell we're psyched for this weekend!

Are you passionate about your job? Do you think passion, in work or play, creates exceptional results?

Workout Stats -
Quick workout today
9mi bike
stretching and foam roller


misszippy said...

Have a great weekend! Sounds like fun even w/o the race.

B.o.B. said...

Oooh I'm jealous! Girls weekends rule. Have fun lady and keep stretching and using the foam roller, you'll be right as rain soon enough.

Julie said...

AHHH!!!! I can't wait to be there!!! I really should have just left this morning - not like I'm being productive at work anyway!

See you in a few hours! Have fun without me until then :)

Robyn said...

Have fun!

Jenn said...

Hope you have an awesome weekend! Sounds like so much fun! Thankyou so much for all the comments and support-meant so much to me! I also LOVE J. Crew!