• eat and drink,  explore,  new york,  other US travel,  restaurant reviews

    Eating and Shopping in NYC

    For Presidents’ Day, Raisin Bread and I spent the long weekend in NYC for a combined Christmas and Valentine’s Day present. Since moving to DC two and a half years ago, I have not purchased much in the way of clothing, mostly due to a lack of time, so my sweet husband decided to give me a shopping trip as a gift. Thank you, honey! We arrived early Saturday morning and made our way to downtown Manhattan, where we checked into the Andaz Wall Street. Now, I’ve spent the night in my fair share of NYC hotels and this hotel rates very highly in my book. The rooms are huge (!) and…

  • active life,  princess half,  training

    Weeks 15 and 16 Training Update

    Source?   The week has finally arrived! Happy to report that I feel ready! I’m anxious, nervous and excited to finish my first half marathon in a few short days. I’m also looking forward to warm weather, exploring some of the Disney parks and hanging out with my sister. Raisin Bread and I spent the long weekend in NYC. More on that later!   Week 15Sunday – 5.2 milesWednesday – 2.9 milesFriday – 1 hour Reformer class Week 16Sunday – 13 milesTuesday – 2.9 milesThursday – 1 hour Pilates Circuit class

  • active life,  goals,  princess half,  training

    Week 14 Training Update

    Source Week 14 Sunday: ran 9.62 miles and 20 mins of PilatesTuesday: 30 minutes on the ellipticalWednesday: personal training session Saturday: 6 hour self-defense course ————————————- It’s time to check back in on my goals progress now that January is over. I’m pretty proud that I’ve been doing quite well on the majority of my goals! Woohoo! Goals Progress 1. Finish my MBA – three weeks down! 2. Finish my first 10 miler – N/A3. Finish my first half marathon – N/A4. Exercise three times a week – I’ve only gone one week so far this year without working out at least three times. 5. Participate in Meatless Mondays regularly – I haven’t been…