As I promised yesterday I’m here to give some Friday tidbits on what the heck I have been up to since the Middle of April. Things have been flying by as we are in the thick of the wedding plans, and I just finished up the last of all of my college assignments and finals (I forgot just how great the feeling of walking out of you last final during finals week was!). From here, I have two races on the schedule prior to the nuptials and training has been “progressing”.
This past weekend was spent in Connecticut for a family wedding on The Boss’s side of the fam. Of course we were going to make the trip, we just needed to make the trip AND make sure our long ride was incorporated in there somehow!
This shouldn’t be a problem we thought. The Boss’s Aunt and Uncle literally live within half a mile from Lake Quassy (the Rev3 Half Ironman course) and we were confident with the route. I have to say I actually really enjoyed the route and was pretty surprised by the amount of climbing involved. None of the hills were anything wild and unachievable, I was just surprised with how frequent they were and steep. In hindsight I don’t think the hills would have been so bad if my gear shifter had been working. I’ll keep my rant short, basically I was irate by 10 miles into the bike when I realized that my shifting options would be limited to big gear or little gear and just two options on the rear cassette. Why were these options so limited….
Yep. I guess my new bike didn’t appreciate the whole “travel” procedure and getting packed up.
After the ride we hit up a local deli, got showered and “groomed”, and headed to the country club for the wedding!
That was the best picture we had… we’ll have to work on that before July :)
That evening flew by (as weddings always do!) and before we knew it we were back in DC and already to pack up for another quick get away. This time to NYC! The Boss has some exciting news to spread but I’m not sure what other details he’s let out of the bag, so I’ll just leave it at I spent the day hanging out with the crew at Men’s and Women’s health, and I was nominated (by the Boss of course) to be his personal photographer… you know the photographer behind the real photographer! You know… someone has to do it!
After all of my hard work, the Boss and I went out to lunch before departing the busy city. As you might have read before one of our favorite lunch go-to’s in NYC is Katz Deli, their hot pastrami sandwiches' are to die for (and to be fair, you will probably have a short life due to heart and cholesterol issues if you eat there too often!), but this time we wanted to check out another pastrami staple in NYC to ensure we didn’t have a biased opinion of our deli meats.
So in we went to Carnegie Deli.
I could only get one half of the sandwich in my belly, but it was seriously a great treat! I’m at a toss for who has the best Pastrami sandwiches in New York City, so I guess that just means I’ll have to go back and try them both again sometime!
Other than all of that, the excitement is over for now. With one cake on the calendar for tomorrow I’ll be sure to have a post for you on Monday! Have a great weekend.