Fun Facts Friday {1/17/2014}

*food. you know how sometimes you take a bite of something and it’s exactly what you want, and you suddenly realize it’s your most favorite food ever? okay, so at least at that moment?

that’s what’s happening to me right now with these dried figs from my Nature Box. can’t.get.enough.

oh you fancy, huh?

oh you fancy, huh?

i’ve always been a “fig girl,” as i loved Fig Newtons as a kid and have since then maturely moved on to the actual real fruit, and any sort of fig spread i can get my hands upon. safe to say i’ll definitely be including these in my next Nature Box order.

*out and about. i had lunch yesterday at an absolutely adorable, well-known-for-brunch spot in TriBeCa (for those of you non-NYCers, that stands for “Triangle below Canal St” and is downtown on the west side — we like to label all the pockets of the city here!) called Sarabeth’s.


this place was darling, and i’m surprised it’s taken me this long to eat there. they have live jazz during happy hour on Thursdays, so i’m hoping to make it back for that at some point. the decor was sweet and simple, with a light, airy sort of country vibe, and the service and food were great (i had a salad as usual, so i didn’t think a pic was necessary) — as were the Four Flowers Mimosas.

Four Flowers Mimosa: orange, pineapple, banana and pomegranate juices

Four Flowers Mimosa: orange, pineapple, banana and pomegranate juices

i found this place entirely charming and cozy, and given that it’s just a short little jaunt from my work, i’m hoping to make my way back there sooner than later.

*workouts. workouts have been consistently good this week, and i managed to get outside for my run this morning, which was wonderfulllll. i’d been nervous about running along the river in the early mornings because of the dark, but at 7am it was light enough for me to feel entirely comfortable. felt sooooo good to be back along this favorite path of mine for the first time in weeks.

Monday: small group bootcamp (3 of us girls and our trainer)
Tuesday: ran 6.5m on a treadmill after work
Wednesday: one-on-one sesh with trainer (loooots of burpees, ball throws and platform jumps)
Thursday: small group bootcamp again (so much lower body)
Friday (today): 5.14miles outside!!

this weekend will certainly include some snowboarding and salsa dancing, which are my fave non-running related workouts for suuuuure.

*watching. for a girl who pretty much never watches TV, i sure know how to make an exception: can’t deny that i’m watching the ridiculousness that is The Bachelor. it’s such a wonderful disaster, i can’t stop. a group of us have formed a Monday Night Girls’ Bachelor Crew and are alternating hosting these shin digs, so it’s turned into a fabulous excuse for a fun girls’ night with some lovely ladies. i unfortunately can’t participate in the “choose the winner” pool, as i have zero self-restraint and had to read the spoiler to see who wins this mess.

ah, Juan Pablo. yes, he’s adorable, i’ll give him that, even if he “fake” salsa dances and his response to one of the best girls telling him she was a lawyer was a look of shock and a “wow, you read a lot,” from which we can deduce that he, in fact, might not read so much. so not the brightest, perhaps, but somehow i don’t think that’s the top criteria for launching yourself shamelessly onto a reality dating show. fun and beautiful is what we’re going for here, people. the American dream. and yes, i’d probably throw myself into a house of crazy loony chicks and wrestle a few to try to date him, too. don’t judge me.

*inspired.this pic totally inspired me to start doing this on my closet doors:

i don’t have quiiiite that many yet (cough) and i didn’t save bibs from a lot of races in years past, but i’m saving them now and hoping to have a nice little collage of my running endeavors to remind me of these accomplishments and motivate me to keep signing up for races.

hope you have a great weekend, friends!

Any fave foods at the moment?
TV show addictions?
Do you save any race or fitness memorabilia and display it?


6 thoughts on “Fun Facts Friday {1/17/2014}

  1. This is a week filled with all good things. I’m very jealous as I remain totally jet lagged/not quite feeling up to running in the snow yet. Plus I forgot that now that I’m stateside I can watch The Bachelor! Eek, exciting! PS. Now I want to try the dried figs. X

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