Sunday, July 14, 2013

NYC Highline

Ok, the second best part of NYC is certainly it's Highline. A one mile park built on old rail road tracks is a great place for a romantic walk. Or in our case it was certainly a sweaty walk, as the weather was trying our limits. Thankfully, I had a supply of mango sorbet on a stick and a wheat grass-ginger lemonade, readily available.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Best part about NYC

I love my morning runs. They get me ready for the day, keep me motivated. Perhaps I don't feel so good at times at the beginning of my run but once I'm done, or close to being done, I have this great sense of accomplishment. It makes me feel healthy and establishes the theme for the day.
New Yorkers have to put up with traffic, sewer smells and high rental prices but are certainly blessed with the Central Park visited by millions of tourists annually. We tried to fit in and pretend we're from the city when jogging around the Reservoir. Our hopes to be unrecognized as tourists quickly shattered as we had to ask for directions back... 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Grandma's Marathon

Couple of weekends ago my wonderful husband participated in the Garry Bjorklund's Half Marathon, which is a part of the ever famous Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN. Now, I do need to mention that although a seasoned runner with couple of marathons under my belt myself ( OK, fine, one half marathon and few other races...) I decided to sit this one out and experience the joy of spectating.
Let me start by saying that when we left Grand Forks the weather was swim suit appropriate and when we arrived in Duluth I thought we fast forwarded in time to October.

Cold and rain was not going to stop us from cheering for Jeff, though. Armed with mimosas, Sam, Toni, Lori and I were very happy to make some noise and chant.

After the race Sam made his famous "meal in a glass". 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

4th of July

It has been too long. Between my super important job as a nurse and my graduate courses I clearly did not find motivation for keeping up with my blog for the last couple of months. And rest assured that I have received much grief from my loving fans...
I would like to report that my 4th of July celebrations were wonderful. Jackson and I of course went for a nice long walk. Look at him posing for photos he just knew would end up online in one form or another. 
No 4th of July festivities can be complete without fireworks accompanied by very American brownies and cookies - courtesy of my friends' little boy Cayden. 

And of course I would not be myself if I didn't have a beer-garita. I even shared. Not many places in Grand Forks can offer outside seating in the summer, so I tend to frequently visit those that do. This yummy margarita is available at the Boardwalk Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks. Although only 3/5 stars on the Yelp review, I do think that it is a good place to visit, especially because of their summer outside seating. The menu, although one writer wrote was very limited, provided just enough options.