this has been such a great, balanced weekend, full of so many of my fave things: lots of girlfriend time, lots of sleep, lots of running, lots of wine. lots of fun. 🙂
Friday night i went to my friend Frankie’s annual charity Christmas party with some girlfriends. he throws an awesome party at his parents’ restaurant, and all guests are asked to bring a toy, which he then donates to Toys for Tots. such a nice way to celebrate the holiday.
Saturday started off with a pretty great run, despite the whole downpour thing. when i started out it was merely drizzling a bit, but about 3 miles in, the skies opened up and i had my first truly rainy run in a while. the positive side is that it was almost 50 degrees out and not windy, so once i bucked up and resigned myself to the fact that i was going to be a wet dog of a mess, i actually enjoyed myself immensely and had a great run.
last night was one of the most fun girls’ nights out i’ve had in a long time. we started by going to see Fuerza Bruta’s new show Wayra, which is one of the sickest, dopest, craziest, most insanely amazing shows ever created.
it’s absolutely rad and i don’t even know how to describe it: it’s like this Brazilian interactive experimental music and dance and acrobatic theater party all rolled into one. i’ve seen the original twice but Wayra is their new show, which included some of the original elements, like their famous water ladies (pictured above) and the running-for-his-life treadmill man,
but also added some crazysick new aspects as well, like an inflatable room (!!!) and a man suspended down through a wind tunnel of a tube:
i won’t ruin it for you with a play-by-play and i probably couldn’t do it justice with words if i tried, but i definitely recommend you go see it if you live in NYC or are even here for a few nights. it’s that good. the only bummer for me was that i wasn’t chosen as an audience participant to go swinging into space attached to an actor and get to play atop the inflatable room. sigh. i guess nobody gets it all.
we then traipsed on over to our friend’s holiday party, where we enjoyed wine and girl talk and all things good and silly, before closing out the night at the Jane Hotel. this is one of my very fave bars/clubs/places to have a dance party in the city, and that’s exactly what we went there for. it’s been a minute since i had a good let-loose-and-dance-on-furniture-with-your-girlfriends night out, and this is absolutely encouraged at the Jane. complete success and mission accomplished, and i woke up feeling something like this:
after sleeping til the clock said pm today (whoops), i set out for the windiest, coldest run i’ve had in a long time.
thank God for the sunshine, b/c otherwise this would have just been plain old misery. and yes, i meant to pair those colors together. gives me wings. and that view, right?! here, you need some bigger shots of it:
however, i’m pretty sure my MapMyRun is inaccurate, because although i felt great, i don’t think i nailed that pace. it’s being too generous to me.
but some lies are just oh-so-good and i will happily pretend to believe it anyway. 🙂
so there’s my crazy great weekend, in a nutshell. hope you had fabo weekends yourselves, friends!
Tell me a highlight from one of your S days!
Runners: have any great runs or races to brag about?
Dance-partiers: have any fun nights out this weekend?