Friday, June 10, 2011

Five for Friday

1. Last night Woody and I celebrated our 4th Anniversary. It's both hard and very easy to believe that it's been that long. Even crazier, as of this month, we will have known each other for 10 years. That's literally a third of my life! It's strange to think of my life before he was in it. I feel like I was so young then. He has taught me so much and put up with so much from me along the way. Poor guy, he has many more years to come! Haha! We celebrated by having dinner at the Boathouse in Central Park. We've eaten at the Boathouse Cafe more times than I can count, but we've never eaten in the formal restaurant. It was quite an interesting evening because there were two thunderstorms while we were there and it was raining when we left. Thankfully there was a little break between storms when the sky brightened and we were able to enjoy the view. 

2. This week has been incredibly hot. Both Wednesday and Thursday were well into the 90s. I ran Wednesday morning but Thursday hit the gym. It's days like this when we have to remember to be very careful to stay hydrated, stay out of the sun, wear sunblock and not workout in the heat of the day. It's so incredibly important to be careful when it gets hot like this. Also, it's a great idea to check in on elderly people you know to make sure they're doing okay and have a cool place to stay. I'm very thankful that I don't have to work outdoors in this type of heat.

3. This weekend is the annual Big Apple BBQ in Madison Square Park. BBQ masters from around the country convene in the city to show NYC foodies what they can do. It's always a madhouse with long lines at each booth, but it's also fun and delicious! Click HERE for more information.

4. There are always tons of things going on in NYC. So many in fact, that it can be a little overwhelming at times. What to do?! I'm always on the lookout for guides that pull a lot of the events together in one place and the other day I found a great resource on Well and Good NYC. The great women at Well and Good put together a Summer Wellness Guide that lists great fitness and wellness events throughout the city (both free and fee). There's a .pdf version you can download and stick on your fridge for easy reference. I downloaded the pdf onto my phone so I have it anywhere I go! Check it out HERE.

5. If you read my post yesterday, then you know that tomorrow is the Mini 10k. I took a rest day today and plan on getting to bed early tonight because I have an early (for Saturday) wake-up call tomorrow. I need time to get up, have some tea, stretch and get uptown before the corrals close. I'll gladly accept any good vibes you want to send my way!
  • What are you doing this weekend?
  • If you know of a wellness guide for your area, share it with others by posting a link here!
Today's workout -
none. rest day.


Molly said...

Good Luck tomorrow!!! I hope you have a great race : )

My husband proposed to me in Central Park, and we had celebratory drinks at the Boat House after : )

Jamoosh said...

I love me some BBQ Piggy - eat up and enjoy!

Elle said...

Aw. Cute pic, Happy Anniversary to you both!

Have fun at your race.