Thanksgiving weekend was so fun and relaxing – I’m kind of in denial it’s over and we are back to the grind. Since I’ve got an insane month ahead of me (biochem paper and final exam, research methods HUGE paper and final exam, the usual crazy work stuff), I’m going to rewind to Saturday/Sunday fun with sister.
Because anything that involves cupcakes deserves its own post, right?
The best cupcakes in the city, if you ask me, from none other than Magnolia Bakery.
But before our visit to this NYC institution, sister and I needed some lunch at our favorite – the Whole Foods salad bar
And a visit to the Union Square Holiday Market
Now, I know Magnolia Bakery is totally touristy, but I still think nothing compares to one of their freshly iced cupcakes. And anyways, we were still in pretend-tourist mode.
The line was fairly short, and we waited about 10 minutes before scoring our loot
And heading over to the park across the street to chow down
I actually think this park was built for people who just could not wait to eat their cupcakes. I chose vanilla/vanilla (pink frosting, obviously)
Nom nom nom. Sister had a red velvet
This is one of my favorite street corners in NYC because it also houses the Marc by Marc Jacobs store and a new bookstore, also from Marc Jacobs (it used to be an adorable bookstore, which I kinda miss even though I heart me some MJ).
So sister and I “died” for everything in the MJ store and walked up Bleeker to Washington Square Park.
It was freakin’ freezing, so we headed home for more leftovers from our Thanksgiving feast and saw the movie “Love and Other Drugs” with Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, which was really cute (although I do have a soft spot for cheesy romantic comedies and Jake G.).
Although I’m sad it’s over, this weekend was exactly what I needed before kicking it into high gear and finishing the semester as best as I can.
Running news: After a minor setback on Saturday morning from running too much, too soon (i.e., the story of my life), I’m back on track and the IT band is feelin’ good.
- Sunday: 40 minutes spinning, 36 minutes elliptical, lifting, core work, PT and stretching; PM – 90 minute Bikram yoga class
- Monday: 3.5 miles on the treadmill, 30 minutes elliptical, core work, PT (no pain, hooray!)
- Tuesday: 34 minutes spinning, 26 minutes elliptical, lifting, core work and PT
Question: Salty or sweet? I’ll take sweet any day (especially cupcakes!)