I woke up bright and early this morning to enjoy 3.5 easy, shakeout miles with Katie. Katie is training for the New York City Marathon so it was wonderful to enjoy a few miles with her on one of her easier days. Unfortunately, New York City forgot that Fall has arrived and we were stuck running in hazy, sticky, warm weather. My new reflective Brooks Chaser shorts were perfect for the first few miles which were through the dark sidewalks of Red Hook.
I was able to wake up this morning because Bo and I had a very relaxing weekend – exactly what my body was craving. I haven’t felt myself these past few days so getting plenty of sleep helped me start Monday on the right foot. Even though we had a quieter weekend than normal, there are still a few fun highlights to share with you guys.
Painting our dining room
We are working our way through a long list of projects which include touch-up painting and putting the finishing touches on our dining room, living room and master bedroom. This weekend Bo painted three walls of our dining room to better match the accent wall his mom painted earlier this Summer. It amazes me how quickly Bo can paint a room as this one was done in just two hours, including the taping and edging process! We love the warm yellow as well as the warmth in brings into the adjoining living room.
Open House NYC
I can’t remember how I heard about Open House NYC but I am so glad that Bo and I took time to participate in the 14th OHNY weekend. Each year Open House NYC provides the public with access to amazing architecture in the city along with the opportunity to speak with the developers, designers and architects behind the projects. We stayed local, exploring two Brooklyn sites – Brooklyn Navy Yard and 620 Fulton. Our favorite site was definitely 620 Fulton, an active construction site which will soon be the New York HOtel Trades Council’s newest health care center. Designed by Francis Cauffman this unique space will bring state of the art health care technology and design to the art district of Brooklyn. We were able to tour the entire project with the architects and designers, understanding the work they have put into the project and hearing about the challenges of building in New York. Check out the incredible views!
Even though I wasn’t feeling great yesterday, I headed uptown to meet Theodora for a Sunday workout as part of the NYJL Moves intiaitive with the New York Junior League. Each year the NYJL organizes a few fitness classes each year which benefit the charitable organizations of the league. Yesterday we had the opportunity to enjoy a 30 minute spin class and 30 minute yoga class at Equinox. We had a great time catching up and working out together!
Recently, I’ve challenged myself to get more independent in the kitchen in hopes that frequent cooking will help me build confidence. Last night I prepared rainbow chard for the first time using one of Kenji’s recipes from our favorite cookbook, The Food Lab. We also roasted baby sweet potatoes which we discovered at the farmer’s market – so small and flavorful! Their smaller size meant they were also able to roast in the oven in half the time – perfect for a quick Sunday meal!
Your turn – What was your weekend highlight?