Three Day Weekends Are For…

Eating. Obviously. (Right?).

Happy Memorial Day! A day many of us (myself included) can easily forget the true meaning of, in place of bbqs and desserts and drinks. A huge thank you to all of those who have served our country, and for the freedom you have provided us.

I do have to admit – I quite enjoy the whole three-day-weekend thing. Who thought to make weekends only two days? (I hate them). It’s the perfect weekend length – two days is just too short. With three days, I get into my relaxation mode, and come day number four, I feel rested enough to get back to the daily crazy grind.

I decided to head out of the city to pay a visit to my parents – and more importantly, their dog. I’m obsessed. I also must admit, a weekend at my parents house is full of food, and who can say no to that? My city escape did hold off until Saturday afternoon – I was determined to fit in a Saturday run in the city before I left, 7 miles later I was on a train outta here.

A proper Memorial Day weekend includes a lobster dinner – it’s the kickoff to summer, no?

Om nom nom

Om nom nom

Delicious. Lobster dinner one night, followed by beef kebabs with tomatoes & mozzarella the next. Yea, I’m pretty ok with visiting my parents. Often.

Aside from delicious meals, my weekend really just looked like a lot of this:

Bon Appetit + sun = the life

Bon Appetit + sun = the life

Magazines, books, and sitting out on the deck. I did manage to get a totally weird sunburn on ONLY my knee caps though – I cannot figure out how that happened.

As mentioned before, my parents’ dog is a huge reason I visit (aside from my parents – they’re the best!).

Go Rangers!

Go Rangers!

Elly, the 2 year old lab. I’m obsessed, and would steal her if my mother wasn’t just as obsessed as I am. She did help me cheer on the Rangers Sunday night, though.

 

A lazy weekend at home, with one run managed this morning – a quick 3.5 miles. This week, I need to get back into the grind. My marathon training starts soon, and I need to be prepared for it!

 

More coming soon, friends!

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Hello there!

I’m Lindsay. 25, NYC, always on the go. After years of working to keep up a healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to feel like day-to-day life can just get in the way.

So, I’m here to work on proving (to myself, really) that living healthy is possible in this busy world, without having to sacrifice all the things you love. Between long days of work, trying to maintain some semblance of a social life, and beginning training for marathon #2, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, and easy to through that healthy lifestyle out the window for something seemingly more simple.

Day one of beginning this mission of balance was… easy. Sundays in general are easy – it’s the day of rest after all, no?

The day started off on a lazy note of waking up to the sunlight shining through the shades. Glorious spring has finally arrived! Eventually pulled myself out of bed to venture out for some coffee, the New York Times, and some berries – paired with the watermelon I had from yesterday. Perfect lazy breakfast.

Fresh fruit and coffee to start the day? Perfect.

Fresh fruit and coffee to start the day? Perfect.

 

Breakfast was eventually followed by brunch with the BF – not pictured is a ridiculously perfect looking (and tasting) omelette filled with lump crab meat, tomatoes, onions, and avocado. Um. Yum. Accompanied by more fruit, coffee, and a mimosa. What more could one want? Nothing. Ok, well, maybe a cookie (always).

Deciding today was a rest day, brunch was followed by a long walk through Central Park. Spring has finally arrived in New York, and you can tell by the amount of people in the park. Still, it’s a pretty big park, and there’s nothing better than feeling like you’re in the middle of the woods, when there’s actually busy city streets less than a mile away.

[Insert more laziness and lounging around here]

I will be back with more! You can’t get rid of me that quickly, sorry 🙂