Friday night was spent doing laundry and catching up on bad TV, since Saturday morning was a race day. I had set my alarm for 7:30am on Saturday (not sure why that early, since the race didn’t start until 9:30) and woke up on my own at 6:30! I hate when I do that on the weekends! I put on my gear, grabbed a banana and coffee and made my way to the race with my trusty cheerleaders (the hubby + Cooper). Of course it started to pour – and to make matters worse – I remembered that I never registered for this race. Luckily, I was able to sign-up upon arrival. The course was one solid lap in Central Park. I ran a 7:18 – 7:38 pace for the first 4 miles – then slowed to a 7:42 pace and finished with a time of 47:38. Wasn’t my best, but I happy with it considering I had no goals going into it and it was beyond humid – people were dropping like flies! Matt and I ran errands the rest of the day – got caught in another downpour, so we popped into Starbucks during happy hour and got this fantastic beverage for 1/2 price!
For Mother’s Day we took a trip update with my in-laws to Innisfree Garden for a picnic lunch and to escape the city for a day. It was beautiful (so lush!) – even though it ended up clouding up and being significantly colder than what we had planned for.
After a long day of becoming one with nature – we went to a fantastic restaurant, Charlotte’s, that really hit the spot. Take a look at my gnocchi with shrimp in a ricotta roasted red pepper sauce. Fantastic!
This evening I’m going to tackle a 10 mile run in preparation for the BK Half Marathon on Saturday. I’m not sure what my goal is yet… but I’ll put some thought into it during my run this evening. I’m going to leave you with this: