Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh Happy Day


Today was a wonderful day.


Before I dive into it, I wanted to see if anyone else on Blogger has issues commenting on Wordpress blogs. I follow some great blogs, and for some reason, when I try to comment on them (like yours Jon, at Chocolate Runner) it doesn't go through. I love connecting with fellow bloggers, so it drives me a little batty when I'm not able to comment.



I also wanted to mention that Marcia has a great Running Skirt giveaway going on, obviously I entered. I've been eyeing their plaid running skirt for a while now, and I just may have to treat myself and buy one to celebrate spring.


But back to my wonderful day.


I love St. Patricks Day, I love it even more when the snow is gone and the sky is blue and the sun is shining. I've loved it since I was a kid, when my Mom made her corned beef, and we always had a shamrock pin to wear to school.


Today I was able to get out in the sunshine, for a six mile run with my sis in law, Jeannine. I wore my friend Jennifer's Nike + ipod, whose sensor happened to fit quite nicely into the spot made specially for it in my Nike Zooms. I haven't had a chance to calibrate it, but it didn't matter, I just wanted to get out there.


We did a loop around my 'hood, which was so nice to do now that the snow is gone. Spring kind of sneaks up on you, one minute there's four feet of snow hanging around, then poof.....mud. I felt so good, we ran at a quick clip, I felt like I was pushing myself, but in a good way. We chatted, I listened to Jen's Central Park play list, breathed deep. I know it's bad, but I got a bit of a sunburn on my nose, that's how nice out it was.


In the afternoon I was the Room Mom for Luke's St. Patty's Day party. Nothing like a room full of five year olds, thrilled that you are there, and fighting for your attention. I told them that the Shamrock cookies I brought were made by Leprechauns, and they almost lost their minds.


The rest of the day centered around sitting outside, enjoying some beers, soda bread, veggies and not one, but two corned beefs. One was in the crock pot, the other, on the grill with onions. So. De.Li.ci.ous.


Like I said, it was a wonderful day.

21 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
I love it...you ran a loop around your hood:) I remember when I was little and bleieved in Leprechanuns...I would of thought it was pretty cool if they made cookies for me:) Fun story! Dinner sounds fabulous!

Kelly said...

Ahh!! I passed by your house on the path while I was on a walk with the boys, and saw your hubby doing his grilling magic. I didn't say hi, because he would have thought I was crazy...and would probably have been right! Enjoy the sun!

RunnuRMark said...

That sounds like a great day to me. Wish I would have had some yummy corned beef. It was a pretty cool, dreary day here yesterday and all I had was pizza. Not so festive :)

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

That was a wonderful day! Mine wasn't nearly as festive!

Staci Dombroski said...

Sounds yummy! I have a hard time with blogger sometimes with the comments. That drives me crazy!!!

J said...

Spring really does sneak up! Its like one day we have so much snow and then we dont and its 50 degrees!! There is no gradual increase! It seems so drastic! But I am glad the snow is gone and running outside is pleasant now!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

aww so glad you had a great day, that just makes me smile! thanks for spreading the good vibes

yonca said...

Sounds really YUMMY!It was beautiful outside yesterday.It's 60 degrees today.And I'm loving it! Glad you had a wonderful time.

Mighty M said...

I agree with you - a great day indeed! The food sounds delicious!

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

That corned beef sounds fabulous. I've never had it on the grill.

I use blogger but haven't noticed any problems commenting on Wordpress. Sometimes my comment feature is finicky, though, and I can't figure out why.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Uh, oh. You can't comment? This problem came up before with another blogger, but I'm not sure what caused it. Your comment doesn't appear or the screen locks up?

Send me email!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Oh, that does sound like a wonderful day! So glad you had it! :)

I don't think I've ever had grilled corned beef ... sounds delicious!

Belated Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours!

tanya said...

Fabulous. Sounds wonderful and so does the corned beef.
Happy future fun runs.

ajh said...

Glad you had such a good day. I love how excited the kids got over your cookies! How sweet!

Susan Fobes said...

I haven't noticed any problems commenting, but I don't get updates with Word Press blogs unless I subscribe to their sites.

Groovy Baby Blog said...

I love your blog and I am a follower now!.

mudmama said...

Sounds like a truly magic day! Yay!

Tara said...

I'm glad that your day went so well! You deserve a great day.

I've had the same types of issues commenting on wordpress. I also can't figure out how to add them to my blogroll, so I always forget about them!

NY Wolve said...

That sounds like a great St Pats Day. Telling kids that Leprechauns were involved is genius. My 9 year old would roll her eyes, but I will save it for the 2 year old.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Yes, wordpress drives me nuts! Sometimes I think of switching and then when I try to comment on some of those blogs, I decide not to switch!

Ali said...

love that pic!