Monday, November 2, 2009

Marathon Memories, and some other things



How great was the NYC Marathon yesterday? What a finish, for both the men and women, it's so cool that an American, Meb Keflezighi, came in first after 27 years! I love Marathon day, it's such a great time of year for it. The first time I went I was 11, my Dad was living in Brooklyn at the time, so we stood in his neighborhood and watched everyone go by. Years later, when Mike and I were living in Queens, we would snag a spot right where the race turned onto the 59th street Bridge. I would scream like crazy, and give high fives to my friends who were running. The year I was pregnant I had to watch from the couch, because I was on bed rest. But the photo below was a year later, Luke's first year as a spectator.

I got outside for a long run yesterday morning, and thought of my friend BW running the marathon at the same time as me....until I started to have some stomach issues, (too many pumpkin seeds?) and had to run home to my bathroom after only three miles. In my mad dash through the garage, I spotted my bike, so instead of going back out to run, I went out on the bike for about 45 minutes. I always forget about my bike, I want to get a trainer for it so I can use it inside this winter.

On a side note....not sure if you read my Ghost post. But this is really weird. We have a television in our room, and during the night on Thursday, it turned on and off five times in a row. The channel was turned to Bravo and that goofy guy Andy was doing his late night talk show. I grabbed the remote, and turned it on, and saw goofy Andy. So it couldn't have been a dream.

THEN, last night, we had a fire in the fireplace, and all of a sudden, one of the glass panes in the fireplace door shattered! As if someone hit it. The fire had only been lit for an hour so I don't think extreme heat did it. Yikes!

Final note, I wish I made the latte pictured in my last post! It was from my friend Jen's bridal shower brunch. Although I can make a mean foam for cappuchino, thanks to my waitressing days....I can also balance a tray full of martinis and walk down a full flight of stairs. Unless it's New Years Eve.....because that night I was rushing around, and I dropped a full tray of filled champagne glasses as I fell down the stairs. You should have seen that bruise.

12 comments:

JennyMac said...

between the tv acting up and the breaking glass...its a bit too like real live Halloween for me. LOL. Hope you got some restful sleep.

Tara said...

Wow. I would love to watch the NY Marathon one of these days; actually I would love to RUN in the NY Marathon one of these days!
Good for you for getting on that bike. Cross training is so good for you.
I really do think that ghost followed you home, I'm anxious to hear more. Maybe since Halloween is over, he'll go away! That is if you want him too...
Your kids costumes (from your earlier post)are really cute!

The Nomadic Gourmet said...

Wow, I had no idea that it had been 27 years since an American won the NYC marathon. That's crazy lol

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I DID read your post and it scared the crud out of me. Thanks a lot. ;) Love your NYC pictures! Thanks for the visit. I hope you might stop back by for some more "27 Days of Thankful" :)

One Chic Mommy said...

I like the pic of you and your son. The background reminds me of the days I use to take the L.I.E in to the city.
I am headed over to your ghost post NOW!

Susan Fobes said...

Your ghost stuff really freaks me out! :0 How do you sleep at night? I mean, I'm still afraid of the boogey man when I take the dog out at night!

Amo said...

Wow, sounds like you have some ghosts in your house! Creepy! I'm going to go read your ghost post!

Melissa B. said...

We've been up to see the NYC Marathon quite a few times. What an experience...SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

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The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Spooky...I definitely think you have a ghost! And he definitely wants you to know he's there!

When we were living in the old farm house my husband grew up in we had a few encounters, one involving the glass kitchen table. A big chunk just fell out of it. Weird.

The Blonde Duck said...

How did you know about my book signing?!?! I just found out for sure yesterday! :)

You must be pyschic. Or I told you and have totally spaced out. Either one is entirely probable.

blueviolet said...

My tv did that three times one night and it freaked me out! Yours did it five times so either your house is more haunted or your ghost is a bigger pain in the butt.

Sophia's Mom said...

I learn something new about you in every post! I didn't know you used to live in Queens! I live in Queens!

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