My Weekend in Verbs

I really hate to say that I essentially live for the weekends, as it’s not entirely true: I live for vacations, too. πŸ˜‰ I just want to be able to do whatever I want with my days; is that too much to ask?


Like spend a lovely weekend with this one, who has entirely turned my world around in every magical & wonderful way possible in the past 6 months (time flies!):


This was our best attempt at a “let’s take a 6-month-iversary-photo” while having brunch at Mercury Bar (this rather unassuming sports bar in Hell’s Kitchen actually has awesome brunch options) and watching a Formual 1 race (I basically have no idea what that means but I brought a journal and they had John Mayer on so I was happy). πŸ™‚


Saturday: 8 miles outdoorsΒ (steady comfortable pace): 5m solo, 3m with T. I was cold (and sore) pretty much the whole time, but it was one of the longer runs I’ve done in a while, so that felt good. I will admit that I’m still mentally adjusting to running with someone, it seems; I want to run with the boy but I sort of psych myself out a bit and always seem to get into a flow better on my own, but I know it’s good to have someone push me & I like working out with him, so I don’t want to stop running with him…it’s a Catch 22 and I need to adjust! Anyone else experience this tension between adjusting from being a solo runner to a couple runner?

Sunday: 4 miles treadmill. The freezing temps and unbelievable wind prompted us to opt for an indoor session yesterday morning, which ended up being beneficial for me, as I decided to take advantage of the chance to do some speedwork. I’m really trying to incorporate this into my routine weekly. I did 4 miles and included intervals of 1-2 minute increases in speed and definitely felt myself working harder and pushing, and it felt great! Must do more of this.


We ventured out to a new (to us) restaurant I’ve wanted to check out for a while called Friedman’s, a homey, rustic spot squatting unexpectedly on 35th St and 10th Ave, an area almost entirely devoid of other cute places to dine. I’ve been wanting to check it out, and as it was, it served as the perfect ending to our Saturday.

Friedman’s entire menu is gluten free (except for two items), and they’re a family-run business who lives by the mantra #eatgoodfood. Well, they certainly lived up to that.

We both wanted the fish tacos & grilled salmon salad, so that was easy: I ordered the tacos, he ordered the salmon, and we shared.



Both were delicious and we already decided we’ll be back there soon. Well done, Friedman’s. I was a happy girl.


The Big Short.

It was great. The cast was phenomenal, the story was riveting, and it was just overall so well done. To be perfectly honest, I’ve never delved that deeply into the logistics of the whole 2008 financial crisis, so this was really important and informational for me. Definitely recommend this.

Hope you had great weekends, friends!
Weekend highlights?
Best movie you’ve seen recently?


15 thoughts on “My Weekend in Verbs

    • thanks for the comment and finding me! πŸ™‚ i haven’t seen that movie either, although i like both those actors (and Wonder Woman is my girl!). i might get around to it at some point but it isn’t on the “must see” list for me.

  1. Ooh love the idea behind this post! My weekend highlights included a lot of baking πŸ™‚ I do love baking! I haven’t seen any movies in the theater in a while, unless you count the independent film festival that’s in town here that i’ve enjoyed hitting up.

    • a girl at work was saying she took her niece and nephew to see that this past wknd too and i don’t even know what it is! i love cartoon movies tho, so i will have to look it up. being young at heart is the way to go. πŸ™‚

    • right?! and he’s just the best human. i’m such a luckyduck! πŸ™‚ thanks, love. PS we are talking about how we need to get to the PNW so i will for sure be letting you know if that transpires anytime soon!

  2. Aw, time really does fly doesn’t it? So glad you’re so happy πŸ˜€
    I’ve never been a couple runner so I have no idea how that would be but I do know I was nervous about running with a group when I first started. I wasn’t sure if I’d be holding people back or what. As I did it more though, I found people about my pace – some days they challenge me, other days I challenge them so it winds up being a good dynamic. When you’re not around the same pace, it’s a little harder, but I love to run with people of other paces sometimes too because it forces me to slow down and recover which I don’t always do by myself πŸ™‚

    As for a movie: Zootopia was FANTASTIC. But maybe I’m biased because it was about a bunny cop ^_^

    • that all makes sense and i totally get it — and i’ve actually felt less stressed the times i’ve run with big groups, as i usually feel more confident there, but running just with one other person makes me worried i’ll be the one holding him back! but i’m working through it. πŸ™‚ i’ll have to check that movie as you’re now the 3rd person who told me it was so good!

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