My workdays are usually relatively interesting (or, at the least, never dull!), but if I’m working long hours, I want to make the most of my time outside of work.
Today accomplished that.
This morning, I ran with Sarah Reinertsen, the first woman with a prosthetic leg to finish the Ironman Kona.
I learned that I never have any excuse to not run ever again. I have both legs. I have my health. Sarah also gave me some tips on my upcoming tri, including looking up about every 5 strokes or so to see who’s in front of me.
I also learned that, if I really want to, I can run in Central Park before work (although it’s sort of a pain to get up there and back unless I catch the train right and I can’t also dry my hair before I go to work, which bothers me more than it should.)
After work, I headed to meet some blogger buddies at a Brooks event.
They had a race. I won.
But it was really great to meet Jenn from Fitbottomed Girls, especially since FBG named me to their list of their favorite healthy food blogs today! It was also so nice to meet Janae from Hungry Runner Girl, who is probably the sweetest person I’ve ever met. Picture her sweet self from her blog and then multiply it times like a million.
The girls are all Brooks Ambassadors, and the non-NYC ones are staying at the Ace Hotel. We were going to go to the Breslin for dinner, but it was packed, so we went to Hill Country.
Yup. I took the blogger who added me to her favorite healthy food blogger list to a BBQ joint.
Hill Country is somewhere between sit-down and quick service. You are seated by a host, but then you get up and get your BBQ and bring it back to your table.
I got some lean brisket and mac and cheese and bourbon sweet potato mash for sides.
And between Carolina BBQ in OBX, the Big Apple BBQ this weekend and this tonight, I’m done with BBQ for awhile.
As a girl who grew up in NJ, went to school in DC and lives in NYC, I won’t even pretend I really know much about BBQ other than that it’s tasty. So, fight amongst yourselves: Carolina BBQ? Brisket? Memphis BBQ?