Holy heat and humidity, batman.
The forecast for NYC just keeps getting worse this week – it’s so dang hot! I *almost* convinced myself to bag my planned mile repeats on Tuesday morning, but then the badass voice in my head said:
“no. DO IT. Let’s see what you’re made of, fool.”
It’s true, I call myself a fool sometimes. And it almost worked – I made it through 2 mile repeats, instead of the planned 3, before succumbing to the heat and easing the pace up for the rest of my run.
2 miles warm up, 2 mile repeats (7:39, 7:43) with 3 minutes in between and 3 miles cooldown for a total of 7.1 miles.
I was ok with this – I like pushing myself and am getting better at it, but I know when to back off in cases like extreme crazy heat.
This morning’s run was an easy 7.75 miles with Lindsay, Megan and Natalie, which seemed to take every ounce of energy I had in my body. I have no idea how people deal with weather like this for months on end!
Breakfast – Kashi Heart to Heart, berries, skim milk
Ya’ll know by now that I love grocery stores. But here’s something you may not know.
Since moving to NYC almost five years ago, I’ve trekked to Whole Foods Union Square from the Upper East Side (my ‘hood) every Saturday for my groceries. And schlepped giant, heavy bags of goodies on the subway.
Which may contribute to lower back problems later in life…
But it was always worth it to me – delicious, quality produce, reasonable prices (I swear, Whole Foods is cheaper than other grocery stores in NYC) and amazing selections of fresh, whole foods.
My Whole Foods trips on Saturdays are something I look forward to. I know the store like the back of my hand and have a favorite fish guy (and one that I hate because he always questions my single portion orders. I AM SINGLE. THANK YOU FOR NOTICING).
But today, my friends, this will all change.
Because the Upper East Side now has it’s very own Fairway.
Fairway, for you non-NYCers, is a phenomenal grocery store with only two Manhattan locations – Upper West Side and Harlem. It’s an institution, even.
And now we have one!!
Our new little piece of heaven opens officially at 11:00 a.m. today, and will have “daily-delivered produce direct from the source, the largest selection of specialty and imported items, artisanal oils and vinegars including Fairway’s own exclusive imported barrel olive oils, a full line of natural and organic produce, foods, and health and beauty aids, traditional groceries, kosher foods, more than 600 artisanal cheeses, true New York deli and appetizing, made from scratch breads and pastries, Fairway’s famous hand-rolled bagels, Fairway’s own imported and premises-roasted coffee beans, the freshest seafood the ocean has to offer, the highest quality custom-cut USDA Prime meats from our in-house Butcher Shop and so much more.”
They’ll also have the first ever “Fairway to Go,” with chef-made prepared foods and Fairway’s own coffee.
My life has forever changed. I’m not even exaggerating. And I’m counting the hours until I get out of work and can check out my new home away from home myself.
Question: Do you get THIS excited about grocery stores? How the heck do you deal with the heat and humidity?