Busy Weekend & Good Food


It feels like my son has some sort of flexible school schedule because it seems as though he is off every few days! Last week he was off from school for Election Day and Veteran’s Day, this week will be a full week of school before next week is a short week for Thanksgiving.

How are we already up to Thanksgiving? I don’t even understand.


Running Stuff:

I recapped my week of running in yesterday’s workout recap.

Even though I am in a need of a new pair of Adidas Energy Boosts (must buy this week!), overall it was an awesome week of fresh air miles with not one morning inside on the treadmill thanks to Daylight Savings Time.

However, since last week was a higher mileage week that felt super great overall, I am expecting this week to possibly feel heavy-legged and blah because that’s usually how things go. Since I am expecting it, I am going to be okay with it.

Blog Stuff:

I am doing my best to keep up with my blogging schedule but I am struggling!

Burnout hit me after the Bar Mitzvah which really had nothing to do with the blog and everything to do with juggling so many emotions and planning details for so long.

It’s also really hard mentally to keep up with my own blog and the blog that I run for work! Our brains can only write so much, you know? I am hoping at some point to find the balance again. There are a few more meaningful posts that I am trying to write but I just don’t have the head to sit down and finish them like I normally do so I am telling myself that it’s okay. I will get to it when I feel up to it.

Weekend Stuff:

We went to Zinburger Friday night for dinner and I ordered the veggie burger plus onion rings because I live for onion rings.

zinburger veggie burger

Oh wait, back up! Friday afternoon I met my friends at Del Frisco’s.

I love Molten Chocolate Cake and although this cute little cake was good, the gooey molten middle was missing.

molten chocolate cake

I had two parties to attend Saturday night. The first stop was Lisa’s house.

lisa and me

Lisa always throws a beautiful party and I know that I can count on an evening of great food when she is in charge.

Local readers: Lisa tends to cater from Iavarone Brothers and it’s always delicious!

Lisa party food

I think I have told you this before but Lisa is the queen of candy table displays. She arranged this candy table for her party Saturday night and was the brains behind the candy table display at my son’s Bar Mitzvah.

candy table

After Lisa’s party, my friend and I stopped by a 40th birthday party for one of our old friends (ha, no pun intended!). I managed a picture of the cake and of course made a comment about the fact that his birthday cake did not include chocolate.

birthday cake

My son had two hockey games this weekend including one yesterday morning, way too bright and early.

I told you I would live in the sweatshirt from my son’s Bar Mitzvah! My dad was kind enough to take a good picture of the back of the sweatshirt so you can really see it.

bar mitzvah sweatshirt

After yesterday’s hockey game, we went for brunch at the Premier Diner where I ordered my favorite baked oatmeal. I really do think the Premier Diner has the best baked oatmeal ever.

baked oatmeal from Premier Diner

I was so super tired the rest of the day yesterday probably from being out late Saturday night and getting out the door early for my son’s hockey game that I struggled to get through the afternoon!

There’s a new shade of Essie pink on my nails though thanks to a manicure in the early afternoon and there’s a pile of laundry waiting to be folded because I was stuck on the couch the rest of the day catching up on my shows.

Manzo’d With Children < – Have I told you I work with Albert Manzo?

90 Day Fiance < – Don’t spoil the finale for me! I didn’t watch it yet, just watched the marathon of episodes that were on before it!

Younger < –  Anyone else watching Younger on TV Land? I am obsessed with this show, it’s so good! I am also wondering why I haven’t thought to pretend I am 26 years old until now.

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Linking up with Meg’s Week in Review!

Best thing you ate over the weekend?

Which shows on TV right now are considered “your shows”?

What color is on your nails at the moment?

Weekend Recap- Long Runs and a Party

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that the weather here in New York was amazing over the weekend.

I mean really, look at that sky- I had to take a picture while on the road because it just didn’t look real.


Not only was the sky beautiful, the air is getting crisper which I think has helped me to keep a rather quick pace when running requiring very little effort.

My long run of 13 miles was amazing. So amazing that I woke up yesterday feeling like running again. I totaled slightly over 20 miles for the weekend.

As long as I am still happy running at my leisure, I don’t think I am all that concerned about the loss of race interest at the moment. As I always say, things will just work out the way they are supposed to.

Sometimes it is A-OK to stop planning, stop thinking and just go with the flow.

Exciting find: I have been watching this cute Lulu Lemon Skirt for a while and it finally went on sale:

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It is not only super cute, it is super comfortable for running. It is similar to the other skirt I have from Lulu in that it has the bike shorts built-in, stays in place, doesn’t ride up or slide down and has the pockets in all the right places.


I tried my best to get you some photos of how the skirt looks on…not only am I the worst at remembering to take pictures but I am terrible at taking them of myself…


…That would be me yesterday at a very special birthday party for my favorite little girl.

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My best friend Lisa’s daughter turned one last week and her first birthday bash was yesterday.

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Lisa makes THE BEST parties…because she knows that a great party is defined by great food (well, at least in my opinion).

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Who doesn’t look forward to a loaded smorgasbord that involves everything you can imagine including sushi, shrimp cocktail and grilled vegetables?

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And she custom designs the best candy tables….any wonder why she is my best friend?

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She lucked out on the weather too.


And here we are at Monday. I have a crazy busy week ahead of me and need to get myself moving early today.

I know you are wondering if I squeezed in time for some onion rings this weekend…


Of course I did. Don’t be silly. They made their appearance in the form of strings atop my favorite salad.

I always make time for the important things in my life.

Have a great Monday!



How was your weekend?

Do you run in skirts, shorts, or pants?

Best thing you ate all weekend? I think I have to go with the birthday cake at the party- chocolate fudge filling and whipped buttercream frosting…divine.



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