I’m thankful for outdoor dining. People in NYC go crazy for restaurants with outdoor seating. I swear as soon as it hits 40 degrees people start putting their tables and chairs out. After walking all through the park and the Upper West Side last night, I ended up getting dinner at Beyoglu , which has quickly become one of my favorite spots on the Upper East Side. I loved sitting outside and people watching with a glass of wine (kind of classy) while stuffing my face with hot bread and hummus (definitely classy).
I’m thankful for the Central Park bathrooms. Honestly, the stomach issues are getting a bit old. I’m tired of writing abou tthem and something tells me you’re tired of hearing about them. ( Hence the goal to find a cure for Crohn’s Disease. )
This is a new bathroom I discovered. It is open early, so I like it the best.
About halfway into my 6-mile run this morning, my stomach — yet again — kicked in and made me feel like keeling over and quitting running for the rest of my life (not really, I’m just dramatic today). Seriously though, it was quite painful and I’m glad I was near a bathroom. I had a really hard time with Coach Cane’s plans for this morning, which included one lap of the extended Bridle Path a little above my half marathon goal pace, and one lap of the Bridle Path at my half marathon goal pace. The exhaustion from the past week has really gotten to me and it’s affecting my training, so I know I need to focus on more sleep and taking good care of myself. It’s way too early in the game to feel so run down!
I’m thankful for the Central Park Bridle Path. I love that I’ve been running there more lately (per Coach Cane’s
The Central Park Bridle Path
I’m thankful for familiar morning faces. I love seeing people I recognize out running in the morning. It makes me feel like there’s this great community of early risers, and I love feeling like I’m part of it.
I’m thankful for lilacs. They are my mom’s favorite flower and they come out in the springtime. Walking through the Flower District this morning made me feel a little homesick and nostalgic for New Hampshire.
Pretty and awesome smelling lilacs
I’m thankful for easy summer outfits. Getting dressed today required two things: a top and a skirt. No layers necessary. So simple.
Top from Bloomingdale's, skirt J.Crew, shoes Ralph Lauren
I’m thankful for yoga. I haven’t been in forever and I think I will cry if I don’t go tonight. My body is craving some serious stretching. I would like to spend 10 minutes in Downward Dog, please.
That’s what she said?
I’m thankful “So You Think You Can Dance” starts back up tonight. It’s the best summer show and while, yes, I have to watch it for work, I also watch it because I love it. It’s also how I find great new songs to download.
With Cat Deeley at "SYTYCD" auditions last year
I’m thankful for nice boys. That’s all.
I’m thankful that I don’t have to run a race this weekend. Coach Cane has me running 8 very manageable miles on Saturday. No problem, Coach. I’m happy that I don’t have to get up super early (though I’m sure I still will) and I’m glad I don’t have to be pinning a bib to my shirt before I go out. Just me and the open road.
NOW YOU GO: What are you thankful for today? There are roughly a million things you could say, including how the humidity is helping your hair, something great you brought for lunch or the fact that it’s a long weekend coming up. All acceptable responses.