So many fun things are happening lately I’ve barely had time to update you all. Firstly, I started a brand new job at a school with pre-school age children and younger. Still working as an occupational therapist, but I previously worked with adults so this is a big change for me. So far I am loving it and am super happy, and am very excited for the future in my new job!
Karl and I also hosted an engagement party for our immediate family to celebrate our recent happy news. We didn’t want a big thing so we ended up having the family to Serafina restaurant for lots of delicious food and drinks. We created our own menu filled with all our favorites.
The food was amazing, as expected. The appetizers alone filled us up, and included my favorite truffle pizza. Yumm I could eat that all night! And we also had unlimited wine and beer.. yes, it was a good night! As an entree I had a pasta trio, and there were also options for branzino or a filet. Everything was just so good!
I also had Magnolia cupcakes create engagement cupcakes for us and put them in individual boxes as favors. Magnolia is special to us, so this was my favorite part. And ohh so delicious!
With all the fun and deliciousness we had at the engagement party we can’t wait to start planning the wedding! We are actually going to start looking at wedding venues this weekend.. let the planning begin!
Another exciting, and also pretty scary, thing happening right now is the beginning of training for the TCS 2014 NYC Marathon! I’ve been through so many injuries and ups and downs in my running career, so just to be able to begin training for this is super special to me. I had to defer my entry last year due to a femoral neck stress fracture, but this year I plan to stay healthy and injury free during all of training and will do everything in my power to keep it that way.
Training started with some runs over the Brooklyn Bridge and a run with the awesome people at Under Armour. Recently we did a run over both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges on a sweaty morning that started at their new Soho UA store. It was great to run in a group and have the support of the other runners!
Plus before the run we got outfitted in some cute Under Armour gear, UA from head to toe which is just how I like it The only shirts I run in during the summer are from Under Armour and I was happy to be able to expand my wardrobe. We even had a private shopping event after the group run, so I picked up a few new shirts. I love me some Under Armour gear!
My sister is also running the NYC Marathon this year and, although she doesn’t live nearby, we decided to help each other training. So she created a training program for us to follow and we are keeping track of it together via Google Doc. Keeping each other accountable is super helpful and I am excited for lots of running this summer! Although it is daunting, my eyes are on the prize in November! I can’t wait to run 26.2 in November with thousands of friends
PS. Happy 4th of July! And happy birthday America!
Are you training for any races?
Any fun summer plans?