March 31, 2012

Home Is Where The Kitchen Is

I love coming home. 

I love coming home for a million reasons (seeing my family, hanging out with my mom, lounging on my couch, never getting dressed, taking naps, catching up with my brother, having leisurely breakfasts, seeing my dad) but mostly because home is where my kitchen is. 

Well, really it's my mom's kitchen. But I grew up in it, so it's a little bit mine.

And for some reason, everything I make in here tastes so much better. 

I'm pretty sure it looks better, too 
(thanks to a little help from instagram).

Lunch
Mache, watercress, and avocado salad topped with a poached egg, cracked black pepper, sea salt, and sesame toast. 






Dinner
Argentinian pink shrimp in a white wine, garlic, and lemon sauce over lemon pepper pappardelle and a glass of sauvignon blanc.






What are you having for dinner tonight? 

Bon Appetit! 

March 23, 2012

Fill In The Colorful Blank Friday




1.  My favorite color is    teal    .

2.   My home decor color palette includes    a lot of white with color accents    .

3.  Other people always tell me I look good in the color    green. It brings out my green eyes. Although I wear so much black/white/grey that I usually get compliments if I wear any color .

4. The color I detest is  purple. I loathe purple.

5. If you were to look in my closet most of the colors you'd see would be    black, white, nude .

6. A color that I simply cannot pull off no matter how hard I try is     bright blue. It just clashes with me .

7.  The color of my favorite dress is    gold .

What's your favorite color?


March 18, 2012

Winning!

Pre-race
Ok, so we obviously didn't win the race, but we finished way ahead of our goal time! 

We were aiming to run a 10:30 pace (10 minutes and 30 seconds per mile) for a total time of about 2 hours and 30 minutes for all 13.1 miles.


But we finished with a 9:56 pace, and a total race time of 2 hours and 10 minutes! 

Almost 35 seconds faster than our goal pace and 20 minutes faster than our goal time! 

After the race we were famished, so we grabbed a burger brunch:

Grilled onions, mushrooms, bacon and pepper jack.

Sweet potato fries and a cute ketchup flower our waiter made for us.

A double malt malted


Sure, I can't really bend my left knee and hip right now, but I'm sure that'll be fine tomorrow. 

What important is that today I won in a race against myself!


Post-race. Excuse the red-faced sweatiness. Focus on the medals :)

I even got a medal :)


Race Day!


Today I'm running the New York City Half Marathon! 

The day my friend Andrea and I have been training for since November is finally here! 

I'm excited, though also a little tired--I spent Friday night on a redeye from South America and only slept about four hours last night. Hopefully race day adrenaline will kick in when I get there and I'll be all pumped to run 13.1 miles. 

And if you happen to be out and about Manhattan this morning, feel free to stop by one of the following Entertainment Zones
to cheer for me, Andrea, and all the other runners! 

Wish me luck!