My sister is visiting this weekend – hooray!
So of course before she could even get completely settled at my apartment, I had to bring her to the Holy Grail of the Upper East Side (well, at least until Wednesday WHEN WE GET OUR VERY OWN FAIRWAY! Not that I’m excited or anything.)
And as it would be, 16 Handles was out of the small sized cups. We had no problem filling up the medium sized ones instead. NOM.
I took Friday off to hang with the sis and do some fun New Yorky things.
The Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met was amazeballs (and totally worth the 1.5 hour wait). I actually haven’t been to the Met since I moved to NYC almost five years ago, which is kind of ridiculous since it’s located, um, basically on my street. I think it’s the tourists that scare me away.
After the exhibit we traipsed up Madison and shopped. And shopped. And tried on many shoes at the Barney’s sale that I would never be able to walk in in real life.
Birkenstocks > Louboutin?
We worked up quite an appetite, and sister humored me be allowing me to take her to one of my favorite vegan restaurants – Peacefood Cafe. I think it’s my mission in life to get people to like vegan restaurants as much as I do (even though I’ll never actually become vegan. Homegirl likes Greek yogurt far too much).
We shared nachos with homemade black bean sauce, salsa, guacamole topped with black olives & melted daiya vegan cheese
And then I had the Asian greens salad with seasonal baby Asian vegetables, mixed sprouts, shredded carrots, tomatoes, marinated & baked tempeh, ground peanuts, in a garlic, ginger, cilantro, ponsu & sesame dressing
I ordered the salad as my entree for a very specific reason – I am slightly obsessed with vegan carrot cake and wanted to make sure I had room for some.
OMG so delicious. And it turned out to be perfect fuel for my long run the next morning.
I set out with a goal of 4-5 fast finish miles at the end of the run, but felt awesome about halfway through so I pushed the pace a little early. As I was rounding the southern end of the park around mile 11 I ran into Ali, and after watching runners start a 4 mile race in CP, we hauled arse up Cat hill and around the bridle to finish our long runs together.
Honestly, this run felt awesome. I think Ali and I ran into each other at the perfect time, because we pushed each other through the last few miles at a great pace that felt pretty easy because we chatted through it. Visit Ali’s blog for an awesome, sweaty picture of us. 🙂
My runner’s high today is at 120%. Perfect for another day of shopping, eating and fun-having.
Question: Do you run with buddies? Do you think they help/hinder your running? I heart them, and don’t know if I could get through some runs without ’em! Also, have you ever had vegan carrot cake? YOU HAVE TO TRY IT.