Edit: I almost forgot to wish a Happy Birthday to my MOMMA (a frequent blog lurker) 🙂 ❤
Your comments to my last post on Bikram yoga were interesting – especially those that were vehemently against it (ahem Sofia and Sarah ahem). I must say, I definitely wasn’t feelin’ it after my first class, but on Sunday night I took a study break and decided to try again.
Success! I felt much better and was able to do every pose. After the class I really did feel an overall sense of calm and definitely worked a few new muscle groups.
In other good news, I ran for 20 minutes on Tuesday morning and felt no pain or tightness in my IT band – hooray! I followed the treadmill run with 40 minutes on the elliptical and some lifting. I know this injury recovery is far from over, but I believe this is progress, friends 🙂
And now, can we all give thanks for this short workweek?
Thank goodness – it’s much needed.
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, especially since I moved to New York a little more than four years ago from Boston (where I went to college and worked for a bit). Because sister and I both hate Thanksgiving week air travel to our hometown, we started our own NYC Thanksgiving tradition.
An early Thanksgiving day wake-up and trip to Starbucks
And a walk to Central Park West to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
(Taken during last year’s parade)
And then an afternoon spent in my cozy apartment cooking up a feast. Just because we’re only two people doesn’t mean we don’t pull out all the stops! On this year’s menu:
- Salad with arugula, pomegranate and persimmon with a citrus vinaigrette
- Fresh roasted turkey breast with a rosemary rub (purchased ready to roast from Whole Foods)
- Mushroom, shallot and herb stuffing
- Sweet potato mash with honey
- Pumpkin creme pie for dessert!
Nom nom nom. I’ll share the recipes after we make them, along with some nice, pretty photos. After we stuff ourselves with these delicious eats, sister and I settle on the couch to watch one of our all-time most favorite movies ever:
Love Actually! We never, ever tire of this movie. Especially around the holidays! We may or may not fall asleep shortly after the movie in a turkey-induced coma.
The rest of our weekend almost always involves a visit to the holiday shops in Union Square
The shops just make everything seem so festive. Eating leftovers and other fun sisterly bonding activities will also occur. 🙂
Hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving!
Question: What are your Thanksgiving traditions?