Friday, October 24, 2008

A crazy day tomorrow!

Tomorrow is my 24th BIRTHDAY! And what do I do?! I cram EVERYTHING in. It's going to be crazy. Here's the rundown:

- Get a new license

- Dress fitting

- Uconn football game (!)

- Cake tasting

- Family dinner

- Putting together the invitations

Next day...

- Evan is being dedicated!!!

So yes, I feel overwhelmed and rushed already! Pray for no traffic! Last time it took us 3hrs and 15 should only take 2 hours :-(

I ate a bite of the fried ice cream that I was surprised with at my "birthday dinner" with friends last night! I felt so guilty, it was practically shoved into my mouth. In one fowl swoop, my streak since we got engaged of no fried food and no dessert banished. We'll see how cake tasting goes this weekend! :-/
Anyway, Brian got together some of my closest friends to celebrate a little early since we would be gone. Unfortunately, about 5 of the friends invited couldn't make it due to being on a work trip to China, a (till 3am) workathon, babysitting, and being at a wedding in Kentucky! I picked a lousy time to have a birthday! :-) But hey, the people who did come made it so much fun! The thai food was great and we went shoe shopping after! The above picture is the restaurant we went to, it's so amazing, it's where I take people when they visit me in the city because it has everything; atmostphere, music, good food, fast service, and REASONABLE pricing!
Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

1 month and 30 days to go!

AH IT'S REAL! Look at my counter! It's less than 2 months away!!! I'm so excited! It's so surreal, and then with the shower it kinda became real. Things are finally coming together, a little hectic but they're coming together! Sending out invitations this week, hopefully I get them all done in time!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Beat the bus!

So, this is a story about beating the bus!!! Ha ha ha. This is on Steinway and Broadway, and I run up Broadway, so I found it highly ironic that I found a picture on google of the EXACT spot that I run on! Anyway, we started at the same point (I will not divulge the exact location for those stalkers out there!) and I beat it to the gym!!! (I run a mile to the gym just to get me going) It was so funny to think I could run faster than the bus at 3:30 when there's a lot of traffic.

Speaking getting places when Brian called me this morning and said, "Good morning." My immediate response was to LOUDLY say, "WHAT TIME IS IT?!" "Huh?" "WHAT TIME IS IT?!?!?!?!" The sun was up. I knew what that meant. I overslept. A lot. The sun doesn't come up till about 20 minutes after I wake up. And it was bright. REALLY bright. 7:45. School begins at 8:10. SHOOT. So, showerless, but with teeth brushed, I throw on clothes (A VERY wrinkled polo and jeans and clogs requiring no socks, too much effort) and run myself down the stairs and to the subway. Thank GOD it takes me 15 minutes or less to get to work. Thank GOD I can run fast in the clogs! I called to say I was running late and would POSSIBLY be late. I made it with ONE minute to spare. I now sit here, with my schedule completely changed from what it was supposed to be, tired and disheveled, and wondering, why didn't I wake up?! I know I set my alarm. But hey, just like any kid's story, it all worked out. I arrived on time. Still holding to the "never has been late" status that I have maintained since last January.

Have you ever done that???

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Manchester Road Race

With the race a little over a month away, I'm starting to get excited about running it! What is the Manchester Road Race, you might ask? Here is a quick snapshot:

- It's a 5 (4.78 mile) mile race on Thanksgiving that I run every year!

- You get there by the 10am shotgun, so probably about 9am to stretch and run around a bit (I always eat a banana before I go!)

- You run into the "alley", which is a fancy way for 12,000 runners to "take their marks"

- The shotgun goes off...and because there are SO many people, you don't move! You have to wait for the thousands in front of you to run, and so on. Thank goodness it's an electronic chip recording system, so your time doesn't start till you cross the magnetic pads!

- By mile 1 the ameteurs are weeded out. People wheezing, coughing, barely breathing, AND IN MY WAY!

- Mile 3 is HARD it's totally uphill till about the 4th mile. It's tough. This weeds out the good runners who didn't train and walk on the sides. Also, it's when I usually get a horrible cramp!

- Mile 4 is amazing, bagpipe bands playing, you can hear the finish line announcer in the distance, it's great.

- Finishing is incredible. I run across that finish line knowing I get THANKSGIVING DINNER!

- Even though there are THOUSANDS (not joking over 12,000) people milling about, you still run into your old neighbor, a family friend, or an old aquaintance, it's the best part!

So, if you want to join me, come on down!

Below is my main competition (Since I'm a SLOW runner!)