The boyfriend started a week of vacation today, so we kicked it off by going for brunch to my favorite brunch spot in NYC, Popover Cafe. Popovers + strawberry butter (low cholesterol diet be damned) + coconut macadamia nut french toast + tons of syrup. It’s 5 PM and I’m still full.
After a brief recruiting event at NYU this afternoon, I headed home to book travel for tomorrow’s trip to Ithaca for more recruiting. In the midst of this, I got inspired by Christine’s suggestion to come run in Georgia, so I started planning my Thanksgiving around the Atlanta Marathon. Some may think it’s crazy to plan for a marathon after the one you have coming up next, but let’s face it, the best way to convince your crazy self to sign up for another marathon is to book it while you’re all excited about your next one rather than in pain from your last one.
Anyway, potential itinerary for Thanksgiving:
Wednesday: Fly from New York to Atlanta. Stay with cousins in Atlanta.
Thursday: Run marathon. Eat turkey with cousins. Fly to Charleston at 5 PM. Eat more turkey with brother, his fiance, my dad, my little sister, and my stepmom.
Friday: Go to Charleston airport for 9 AM flight. Hopefully get bumped lots of times. Get back to New York at some point on Friday night.
Saturday: Have a third Thanksgiving with my mom in New York.
That’s lots of flying, lots of running, and lots of eating turkey. And yes, I will be eating turkey – the raw diet has kind of fallen by the wayside since I wanted to impress the boyfriend with my cooking on Sunday and decided to make chipotle chicken. I’ve still been getting way more veggies than I used to, and eating less meat than I used to… but I’m definitely not raw vegan.
Also, psst… Portland marathoners… assuming Akron goes well, there is a chance I may come! Will let you know.