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panda!

happy birthday amanda!!

this is the best pic I can find of us. ha.

hope you had a fabulous day.

xo

 

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 Tuesday. ugh

This weekend was wonderful & exhausting. Back-to-back visitors wasn’t the best plan I’ve ever had but I loved seeing them all.

Friday night, Katie & Lisa arrived approx. 10 minutes before my parents. We all had pizza, wine & fun catching up.

Saturday morning – the girls & I woke up to SNOW. 

 20120124-121202.jpgwe trekked over to Faneuil Hall for lunch & shopping.

20120124-121210.jpgNed Devine’s was empty given the weather but excellent.  Panini, sweet potato fries, and a glass of sauv blanc. yes please.

20120124-121216.jpgKatie & Lisa

20120124-121224.jpgKatie & I

We even picked out Lisa’s outfit for her engagement photos. Though I failed to document that, there will be plenty of pics of it at some point 🙂

Saturday night, we had a drink at my apt with JT, had him snap this pic of us & all headed to dinner.  

Dinner was at Panza, which is my favorite place in the North End. Even with a reservation, the wait was 45 minutes. Obnoxious but the food is worth it. I always forget how frustrating that is, especially since I have little patience.  Oops.

Still, I had a fabulous weekend with the girls. So much fun. Might take me til next weekend to recover though.

 

how was your weekend?

anyone want to come do the mountain of laundry I have waiting for me? 😉

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so so happy its Friday.

a few awesome things about today:

1. JT fixed/insulated/got magical with the heating system in my apt.

20120120-152014.jpgthis is the ghetto, half-ass heater that hates me and refuses to get my apt to an acceptable temperature.

(I’ve had it “fixed” twice and replaced once already, yet I still need a space heater and sleep in my compression socks)

20120120-152022.jpgand this is my fabulous boyfriend, who showed up with all sorts of insulating/foamfilling/cold air stopping stuff, took things apart, sprayed/filled/who knows what else.

and now it is warm.

(warm=happy alli)

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2. I am sore, in the best way possible

yesterday kicked my ass and I feel great about it.

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3. embracing the rest day

I came to work today with a bag of gym clothes & every intention to do a few easy miles at lunchtime. I’m tired. No, thanks.  

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4.  pizza & parents

my parents are coming in tonight to hang out with my friends and they’re bringing pizza. Town Spa Pizza to get specific. SO GOOD. can’t wait.

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5. THESE GIRLS will be here in just a few hours.

(since there isn’t a decent pic of all three of us on the internet?!) 

this might be from 2008, but I love it

July 2011

I’m excited. Can’t sit still. Need the work day to be over. Wine please.

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who has fun weekend plans?! I want to hear about ’em

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ps. I would like this to happen except with lisa too. love & a dance party

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i’ll take it

17 degrees and 5mph wind. I’ll take it!

(soooo much better than yesterday)

this morning I put on:
running tights
 run swiftly long sleeve shirt
philly half long sleeve
blue lulu jacket
vest
compression socks
regular socks
hat
gloves

oh I bundled for sure and then.. I busted out 9 miles before work.

average pace around 9:56. I’ll take that too.

20120119-150048.jpgthe charles is starting to freeze!

you know what my favorite part of winter running is?

 20120119-150057.jpgmy water stays cold.

It may be 17 degrees outside, but I’m hot & sweating.  Cold water – soo good.

I might’ve also gone to the 12:00 power yoga class at the gym too.  It can only help, right?!  Afterwards, I realized that I did about 2.5 hours worth of workouts before 1:00 today.  ha. 

 tomorrow might need to be a easy day 🙂

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that’s all I got.  I’m having a really hard time focusing on anything right now.
is it time to go home yet?  hurrah thurs nights.
is it tomorrow yet? yayyy katie and lisa.

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 love thurs nights?  have fun weekend plans?  cant sit still for no reason at all? 

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I tried

I tried.

I laid all my running gear.

filled my water bottle.

set my alarm(s).

and was UP at 5.

and then I heard the wind…

LOUD wind. quick check to weather.com & realized it was blowing 25 mph.

oh hell no.

back to bed I go.

9 miles tomorrow (when its supposed to be significantly more reasonable)

I'll see youuu tomorrow

in other news, that can’t really be called news..

yesterday was my 1 year anniversary at work. They got me a card & a certificate & everything…

Can’t believe its been a year already..  Feels like I just got here & like NY was sooo long ago all at the same time.

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tonight, I’m hitting the elliptical and then getting both wine & groceries delivered so I’m ready for two of my best this weekend 🙂

excited!

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I’ve been MIA. Oops! Sorry friends.

The last few days have been really fun.   Like I mentioned Wednesday, I had lots of plans. This is the first time I’ve had to write a post.

So Wednesday night, Christina came over and I attempted to make spaghetti squash.  Last time was a bit of disaster so I was hesitant to try it again. you would think I would use a real recipe, but nope. I made it up as I went.

Cut it in half, took out the seeds, & baked it for an hour.  One half cooked much faster than the other. thoughts on that anyone? weird.

I sauteed an onion, few cloves of garlic, threw in a handful of spinach, and half a jar of pasta sauce

put it all in a casserole dish, topped with parmesan & baked it for 15 minutes.

delicious. so much better than last time

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Thursday, JT & I went to Audubon Circle for dinner and then the Kendra Morris show.

so good.

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As much as I didn’t want to, I forced myself to run on Friday.  So so glad I did.  I did a quick 5K on the treadmill and had a ball.

Friday night, Katie & KC arrived just in time for Sara’s party.

why do iphone photos make everyone look like demons?

Eric planned an open bar & bowling at Jillian’s. so much fun!

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Last night, we went out for the game.

hell yeah!  can’t wait for next week.

how was everyone’s weekend?!  

how excited are you that we can finallyyy stop hearing about Tebow?! 

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Happy Birthday Sara!

Happy  Birthday Sara!

Hope you have a fabulous day! Can’t wait to celebrate Friday!

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