On Friday, I grabbed lunch at Mile End Deli with Vanessa, a blogger friend who I hadn't met in person yet. It was great chatting with her and hearing about taking her blog full-time. That's not a goal of mine with this blog, but I'm really interested in the business of social media and blogging, so it was great to talk about her experience with it. After the delicious lunch, I dropped her off at the NYU Bookstore, so she could look for a few things for her mother, who is an alumna! We also took this funny snap with one of the silly pillows they have for sale.
On Saturday, Roger and I grabbed brunch at Backyard, which was tasty, but nothing special. We really enjoyed sitting outside in the sun, though! After that, we wandered around 5th Avenue, stopping in at Housing Works and some other stores before grabbing the subway at Atlantic and heading home. Then we decided to make a 9pm trip to the coop, and ran into Caitlin and Tej on our way back. Have I mentioned I love running into people I know? This morning I ran into Alec Baldwin, who I don't know personally, but who I have spoken to on the phone, seen walking his dogs on several occasions, and watched on television enough that I feel like we're friends. Sort of.
On Sunday, I indulged in my third and final brunch out for the weekend, at The Smith's new location in NoMad. It was also a totally solid selection, but more importantly, I got to hang out with some of the coolest ladies in the tri-state area (and one from Washington). Who says you can't make friends on the internet? I'm seriously lucky to have so many great women in my life, and it was awesome to see a few of them this weekend!
After that, I had a class at church and then Roger, Danielle, and I went on a long run to Prospect Park. We took many, many breaks, but it was about 7 miles of walking and running, which was incredible. Clearly I'm very sore today, but it felt good to get back into it. We stopped a bunch along the way, for things as incredible as Smorgusburg—where Danielle and I split a delicious ice cream sandwich from the Good Batch—and listening to Bernie speak at his rally. A lot of fun, even if I felt like I was going to die during some of the running portions.
I'm signed up for three races this summer and today starts my second try at Whole 30, so hopefully this nice warm weekend will be my last weekend of overindulgences for a while. But it was great while it lasted!