Well, I guess getting back into blogging really struck a cord with me, because this will be my second post in one day. It’s either that, or the fact that I don’t have any exciting plans for the night. Ok – so maybe it’s the latter.
Regardless, I am back in the blog world and oh how I’ve missed it. I started catching up on a few of my favorites today: Carrots N’ Cake; A Healthier, Happier Bear; Runners Kitchen, Legally Fit, Meals for Miles and Dori’s Shiny Blog, to name just a few. And then I stumbled upon Run, Lindsay, Run; What Kelly Said; and Nurse on the Run and I remembered exactly why I love blogging so much – so many different, interesting people to connect with and learn about!
But this isn’t what I wanted to post about at all! I wanted post about my first trip to Fairway. Fairway opened this week on the UES and it has been pure mayhem. But as I left work today, I figured I’d stop in to check it out….
…and I fell immediately in love. In love with the mounds of fresh, bulk produce; in love with the endless aisles and rows of health-inspired foods; in love with the very nice people who kept asking if I needed help and plying me with free samples. I could go on, but it might start to get obscene. So you get my point. It was a little healthy haven (well actually, it’s pretty big) right in my neighborhood. I am smitten.
However, I wanted to play hard to get at first. Afterall, it was my first trip. I wasn’t about to walk in there and drop my cash willy nilly. This was just supposed to be a reconnaissance trip. So I quickly and quietly gathered myself together and performed a careful perusal. After a solid 20-minute exploration, I finally left with only a few things…
I am very proud of my controlled purchase of snap peas, a cucumber, pumpkin ravioli and some night-time tea. I could have gone nuts, I could have rolled out of there with armloads. But I maintained my composure.
I know my purchases appear seemingly random, but there is some sanity to these items. I love cucumbers (okay so still kind of weird, but overlook it) and was planning to stop to buy one anyway, who can resist snap peas (come on), I needed some carbs (ravioli) to fuel for a run tomorrow (plus they sounded delish) and I’ve been tossing and turning lately at night and thought a nice soothing tea might help (I apologize Hubby for buying more tea – I will take some of the others to work). You see–deeply thought-out purchases indeed. 🙂
Ok – I’m signing off now to enjoy my ravioli and sooth myself with some tea. Then I’ll end the night with David Sedaris and Me Talk Pretty One Day. I need to find out when he’s doing another book signing in NYC – cuz he is just the cats pajamas. Have a nice Friday all. Maybe I’ll spot some of you more hard-core NYC bloggers/runners in the park tomorrow morning if anyone is as crazy as me!
That ravioli sounds awesome! I LOVE David Sedaris. I took a humor writing class two years ago that was pretty much “How to write like Davis Sedaris.”
Exploring new grocery stores is so much fun! I’m completely impressed by your restraint. Too much of my paycheck can get sucked into a fun new place 😉
I am so happy you are back! 🙂 I would have felt the same way at the store- it’s funny the things we get excited about now! Pumpkin ravioli sounds amazing. I love David Sedaris! The first book I read by him was Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim- I was hooked after that!
Enjoy your run tomorrow!