I just realized I haven’t been to Central Park in three weeks – this Achilles injury definitely isn’t good for my love affair with CP. I miss the roads, bridle path (I bet the snow is even melted by now?!?), seeing other runners, dogs, sunrises and running with buddies. And I MISS RUNNING!
So much. But on a positive note, I’m finally able to do some PT exercises with little pain in the Achilles, and it has been feeling progressively better. Still no running for the foreseeable future, but I’m cross training like a fool in case a May 1 marathon can still somehow happen.
- 50 minutes spin bike
- 40 mins elliptical
- Core work and stretching
- 40 minutes elliptical
- 28 minutes spin bike
- Lifting, stretching and core work
I’m pretty sick of the spin bike and elliptical – anyone have any new XT suggestions? Homegirl is getting bored.
Anyways, I mention a lot that I’m a creature of habit and thrive when I plan every portion of my days (including meals), and am pretty comfortable with the same ol’ routine. But sometimes, things in life are worth mixing it up a bit. This week, I:
- Didn’t get 8 hours of sleep every night (and stayed up way past my bedtime)
- Skipped my weekly Bikram class
- Ate takeout
- Skipped the gym one morning
- Drank wine and ate pizza!
I know, I’m living on the edge. Baby steps, ok?
I’ve decided that if you can say “but it was so worth it,” then a little sleep deprivation is ok. Spending time with old and new friends definitely fits into this category. 🙂
I was still beyond exhausted by Friday (and may have taken a short nap at my desk during work…shh, don’t tell), but plans with some awesome, fun ladies to eat pizza and drink wine at Motorino got me through the day. We convened in the East Village location (there’s one in Brooklyn as well), and immediately upon entering the cozy restaurant we were greeted with the scent of delicious pizza.
Motorino has, arguably, some of the best pizza in Manhattan, and I for one was not disappointed with the Margherita pizza.
The crust was chewy and delicious, the mozzarella fresh and sauce top notch. A+. And the wine was absolutely divine.
Leslie and I
As I rode in a cab back uptown, full and a little buzzed, I couldn’t help but think about how lucky I am. I’m mostly a subway gal, but whenever I take cabs (usually after an evening out), I love looking out the window at my bustling, energetic city. The lights, the people, the skylines and tall buildings. Sometimes I get so caught up in my daily routine, to do’s and tasks that I forget – there is truly no other place like New York.
And really, there’s no point of living here if you can’t enjoy it, yeah?
Question: How do you feel about routine? Best pizza you’ve ever had?