Friday, March 11, 2011

Five for Friday

Happy Friday! I am tired this morning. The big rain storm that came through the area made our building creak like a 300 year old wood ship all night long and our ceiling started to leak again. We had to call maintence at 12:30am to bring a bucket and tarp. This morning, we found a few new wet spots on our bedroom ceiling that need to be fixed too. I need some coffee.

Did you hear there's a free Fitness Fashion Show for women next Wednesday that's raising money for youth running programs through ticket sales for great raffle prizes? Are you coming?

1. Today my Dad is having eye surgery. He's nervous about it, which makes me nervous. My parents are my rocks, and it's hard for me to see either of them scared or worried about anything. This is pretty major surgery for him but he has a great doctor who is the best in the area. I'm sure it will go well without any problems, but it's surgery, so it's a little scary. Next Friday he goes in for the other eye, so it's not over after today. Hopefully this one will go smoothly so he won't be so nervous next week. I wish I could be there with my Mom while she's in the waiting room; she's had to spend too many hours in hospital waiting rooms. I just called and told my Dad I love him and I'll talk to him soon.

2. I saw a link to this video on Twitter the other day and want to share it with you. The narrator's voice is a little creepy, but if you just listen to what he says, it's pretty cool.

3. While on Facebook the other day I was served up an ad that I actually clicked on. It was for the NYC Running Show presented by Jack Rabbit Sports. It's two days of all things running. Unfortunately though, one of those days is a Friday. Hmmm. The list of events looks great with featured speakers Matt Long and Scott Jurek and highlight panels on women's health and minimalist running. Of course, there will be the usual vendors including all the big running shoe companies and other companies that offer all the essentials for runners. Grace and I have already made a date to attend this inaugural event!

4. Tomorrow Woody and I are heading out to the Brooklyn Flea. Even though this awesome event has been happening weekly since 2008, I've only been there once. And this will be Woody's first time. Until April, when it moves outdoors, it's held in the former Williamsburg Savings Bank, a gorgeous building in its own right. There are more than a hundred vendors, offering "antique and re-purposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food." I'm definitely looking forward to combing through all the treasures and enjoying some tasty food after my 8 mile run!

5. Just wanted to give you a heads up that I'm working on two giveaways. I haven't settled on the dates yet, but they'll be relatively soon and I promise they'll be tasty! (hint, hint. wink, wink)

  • What are you doing this weekend?
  • What was the best part of your week?
Today's Workout -
None. Rest day!


Run with Jess said...

Hopefully 14 miles this Saturday, which would make for my longest run ever! TGIF!

3:59:59. Bitches. said...

Best of luck to your dad!

Penny said...

I will keep your family in my prayers. I am hoping to get outside for a run. I dont have to work and the weather is suppossed to be nice. I just got the book THE LONG RUN BY MATT LONG. Boy it had me on the first page. I would love to hear Matt speak

Rose said...

I hope your dad's eye surgery goes perfectly.

Anonymous said...

ooh, thanks for the link to the running show! sounds great! Good luck to your dad - hopefulyl he's already out of surgery as I write this :)

Erin Masi said...

Running show! Sign me up! How fun!

And good luck with your 8 miles tomorrow!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Happy Friday,
Have fun this weekend.
This wknd, my lil dude has his first bball game, and I have a 5k w/my runner's group I coach;-)


Christine said...

I also read The Long Run by Matt- very interesting story, try to see him speak!

The best part of my week was the happy hour that ended it!

Lauren said...

I hope your father's surgery goes well!

This weekend I will be doing my two favorite things:Eating and running. Heading to a fancy French restaurant for Boston's restaurant week and then running a 5k on Sunday.

Good luck with the 8 miles and have fun at the Brooklyn Flea!

Little Miss Runshine said...

UGH my old apt had leaky ceilings! We had to have our clothes out of my closet for over a month for the repair people!

I wish I could go to that fitness fashion show!!! That seems like so much fun! If it were on a weekend I'd probably make the trip!!

I can't wait to see what your giveaways are!

Happy weekend to you! :)

Karen said...

That flea market sounds awesome! And a fitness fashion show? Wow!! Love that idea! :0)