On my way home from the gym tonight—after an amazing spin session—I decided to stop at Ricky’s near my apartment to buy a new shade of nail polish.
I hardly ever paint my nails. My toenails are always painted some shade of magenta—brighter in the summer, deeper in the winter—but my nails just chip all the time, so I don’t bother.
But for some reason, I’m feeling nail color this week. I broke so many nails during the move that they’re all a short, manageable length now. And they need to be brightened up.
So I’m looking at the wall filled with shades, feeling totally overwhelmed, when one shade catches my eye: a shimmery, somewhat sparkly deep red shade. Perfect.
It gets better.
I pick up the bottle to check the name of the polish: Ali’s Big Break.
O. M. G.
Spelled correctly and everything.
I took it as a sign and didn’t even check the price tag before bringing it to the register. (It was $9.99 by the way. More than I would pay for a shade with any other name.)
Tomorrow night’s project is, obviously, giving myself an at-home manicure. I’m anticipating that the unpacking process will be complete by then, so I can do some pampering.
In unrelated news, NYC has caught a severe case of Marathon Fever and I love it. There are good luck signs for the runners on shops and restaurants, the signage is hung in Central Park indicating the marathon course and people everywhere are excited.
I’m starting to seriously think that 2011 will be my Marathon Year…
TELL ME: Have you run a marathon before? I’ve run three 1/2 marathons, but never a full, and I’m starting to think I really want to do either the NYC Marathon or the Chicago Marathon next year. I’d love to hear from you about the process: training, nutrition, preparation and race day. What did you love? What did you hate? And of course, what’s your advice?