Today is Monday. I know some people dread Mondays. The weekend is over, life is so sad, blah blah whine.
I don’t mind Mondays though.
Is the weekend over? Yes, yes it is.
But was the weekend awesome? Yes, yes it absolutely was.
So instead of sitting at my desk today, feeling sad that I have a full work-week ahead of me, I’ll sit at my desk and feel all giddy-like remembering the fun stuff that I did this weekend.
Did you miss out? Here, I’ll fill you in:
- On Saturday I ran 13 miles. I broke from my Central Park routine to enjoy NYC Summer Streets.
- On Saturday night I took a trapeze class. Yup. And now I’m addicted.
- On Sunday I went to the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, NY, and bought some stuff.
I have some videos from the trapeze class. Do you want to see them?
OK, here’s the video of me doing a backflip at the end:
And here’s me doing a catch with my new friend Dylan:
So while I don’t generally mind Mondays, there are still some things about today that I like and things that I dislike. I will now share those things with you.
Like: Wearing new clothes. I’m wearing the same white pants I wore to the office on Friday, but my shirt is new. Thanks, Banana Republic outlet and your 40% off everything sale.
Dislike: The current state of my bank account. I need to stop buying lunch during the week.
Like: That the majority of my morning commute is done by foot. I’m only on the subway for a little while, but I walk all the way from 2nd Avenue to 7th Avenue.
Dislike: That everyone I seemed to get stuck walking behind this morning was smoking a cigarette. Seriously, this habit is still legal? It’s gross and the smoke gets in my clean hair and I swear it lingers on me all day. Blech.
Like: That I slept in until 6 am today.
Dislike: That I don’t get to run on Mondays, per Coach Cane’s orders. I much prefer waking up and sweating in the park.
Dislike: That I don’t have a puppy. Someday…
Like: Knowing that I will dominate my To Do list today.
Dislike: The fact that my To Do list is roughly 19 pages long. Yikes.
Like: That this week involves lots of fun activities. I have a dinner date tomorrow at The Spotted Pig (never been, heard good things!), plus a nice evening at JackRabbit on Thursday night and then a weekend getaway that will involve lots of wine drinking, board game playing, Celine Dion singing and some running.
Dislike: Nothing. No more dislikes. Life is good.
Like: That I have some brownies to eat with my lunch today. I’m sure you can guess who made them. I’ll give you a hint: not me.
Like: That my upper body is super sore from trapeze class. I guess I should have expected that. It hurts to lift me arrrrms. (Say that in pirate voice, because it’s more fun than saying “my arms.”)
Like: That the Hamptons Marathon is very quickly approaching. Um, it’s actually only 46 days away, which is terrifying. My family just booked their hotel for the weekend. Yay!
Like: Trail mix. Time to go eat some.
TELL ME: What do you like and dislike about today?
I want to go to a trapeze class, it reminds me of Sex and the City! Very cool!
Like: Your blog. I just started reading and am enjoying it a lot!
Like: Getting back into running after way too much time away.
Ahhhh your videos makes me SO jealous! I really want to try a trapeze class…it looks amazing.
Life has been looking pretty good for you lately!
LIKE: Finally catching up blogs. 🙂
DISLIKE: Long day at work….gah!
LIKE: Sweaty run in the park after work.
Gotta end with a like.
FUTURE LIKE: AM Sweat Squad this week??
THAT LOOKS SO MUCH FUUUUUN!!! I may even be a little jealous!
Sounds like you’ve got yourself a nice, “handsome friend.”
If you ever get sick of him, send him my way over to Chicago!
Like: Mondays – getting back to a schedule! Gotta look on the bright side
Dislike: Mondays – Saturday is really far away – Can’t win ’em all
Like: That I’m eating trail mix RIGHT NOW
Extra Like: I can’t found a dislike to counter act my like
The smoking thing has been making me crazy too! What the hell?? Who still smokes in daytime on the sidewalk?
Likes: Day 1 of my new job, texts from my boyfriend, expensive dresses that look awesome and also feel comfortable (of which I only own 1 but I like it)
Dislikes: My stomach
Like: My Monday went by smoothly.
Dislike: People who lack common sense.
Like: Delicious Mac&Cheese.
Dislike: Bratty four-year-olds.
Like: Eating ice cream on a hot summer day 🙂
I love that today is Monday and I have bootcamp tonight and then get to have dinner with my mom, sister and niece! I dislike that my legs are super sore from my half marathon yesterday 🙁
Trapeze class looks awesome! So much fun. My likes are that I think I’m going to get to run outside tonight when originally the forecast said it would be raining. And my dislike is that I’ve been sooo busy lately that I have barely any time to blog!
you are amaaaazing! Seriously impressed with your form on the back tuck 🙂
I like that I got catch up with a friend on the phone yesterday and that I saw my mom last weekend. And that we will run together on Wednesday? I will for sure be there on Thursday – super excited!
Like? workout is almost here.
dislike? alternate side of the street parking.
Like: I just had a yummy lunch of Cuban grilled chicken on yellow rice with sweet plantains — I love carbs with carbs!
Dislike: I had to walk about 5 blocks in the heat to get my lunch
Like: Unlike you, Ali, I like that I have a day off from running today — I was exhausted doing my runs this weekend.
Dislike: I still have some itchy mosquito bites on my legs.
Like: Your blog post is so cute — adding a puppy pic is just a nice touch. 🙂
Summer streets looked so fun, I’m sad I missed it!
There’s two more weekends of Summer Streets! http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml
Like: That I attended a fabulous wedding this weekend.
Dislike: That I am super jet-lagged.
Like: That I get to go to Trader Joe’s after work.
Dislike: That I slept through my planned run this morning and now have to do it after work.
Have a great week!
I like that I have a busy week – it makes time fly! I dislike that I have a HUGE pile of stuff to do!
Those videos are fantastic. Are you sure you’re not a professional?!
You are so positive for a monday, I love it. Give me some! 🙂
Sounds like you had a great weekend, and lots of things to look forward to this week and weekend. I’ll be there on Thursday, but probably a little later as I talked myself into not skipping the team workout that night…and then rushing to make it to Jackrabbit for fun and games (pls save some food for me!)
Like: I had an awesome bowl of cereal for breakfast this morning, it was better than normal as the sliced bananas were just right
Like: Planning my long run for this weekend versus midweek to take advantage of summer streets
Like: I just signed up for this: http://greaturbanrace.com/event_manhattan.php
Today, I dislike that it is Monday, but like that my IT band is feeling better after a week of resting!
Like: Reading your blog in the morning because there’s always something in there that makes me laugh…which is always good on a Monday morning.
Dislike: stubborn to resolve runner’s knee…grrr!
Thanks for the great post….awesome way to start of the week.
Spotted pig is delish.
Like: That I had an awesome weekend.
Life: That I brought my lunch today
Dislike: The Stock Market and how it makes my whole office in a bad mood.
LiKe: that I am coming to your event on Thursday
Dislike: That summer is almost over
Like: This week is only four days long and there are only 7 more workdays until my upcoming month long vacation. 😀
Dislike: Not sleeping well last night. Boo!
Like: I got in a nice swim this morning
Dislike: I had to get up at 5:30 a.m. to do it and now I am sleepy
Like: Bachelor Pad (raunchy, bad TV) starts tonight and I will be watching
Dislike: Not sure if I can stay up til 11 pm to watch it all!
Like: I have my training plan all set up for this week!
Dislike: I have a business trip and have to squeeze in doubles to get it all done 🙁
Like: I got upgraded to first class already!
Like: I have a nice yellow banana staring at me right now.
LOVE the new shirt! You make me want to go shopping!!
Dislike: Early morning PT with no AC; being forced to run on a treadmill without AC is painful.
Like: Cuddling with my second cup of coffee, pretending I don’t have a pile of work to get done today.
Love your positive outlook! Your upcoming weekend sounds like a blast too 🙂
Loved your like and dislike list! Will your handsome nice awesome friend make an appearance on the blog in time? I sure hope so!!
Like – I rode a bike outdoors for the first time in like 12 years this morning
Dislike: My hoo-hah is currently hating me right now!
Like: I am soaking up the sun at the beach in rhode island as I type 🙂
Ali, the Spotted Pig is the sh*t! Far and away my fav NYC restaurant! Have fun! xoxo
Like: My breakfast this morning. Yogurt with mango and wheatberries. Nice and chewy!
Dislike: I can’t run, or walk for that matter, because of some IT band problem that started on Friday. I have a race on Sunday. Any advice for pain management/treatment??
Luckily I haven’t had to deal with issues in the IT band area, so I’m hesitant to offer up any advice. I do swear by foam rolling though!
it’s amazing seeing what you did on the trapeze after having wine…especially considering what happens when you ride a bike after drinking wine…..
Your videos are so cool! I’m terrified of heights, I could never fly on a trapeeze.
Like – I have today off
Dislike – I have to work the next three days for 12 hours at a time
You should also like that I’ve recently acquired more board games. I sincerely hope that if teams are needed for any games played this weekend that there is no question as to what pairs should be formed…
Um, do you honestly think there’s ANY chance those two boys won’t snatch each other up immediately? Come on now. And I’d rather be with you. Obviously.
Like : my restored love for biking
Dislike : my sore butt bones owww
Like: I will be joining a gym today.
Dislike: I slept poorly last night and ignored my first alarm and slept another hour and am having trouble getting motivated to the gym.
Like: I actually have places to go to today (being unemployed but not for long- I start a new job next week!!) the days I have things to do are the best.
Dislike: My plans keep me from watching Rango with my boyfriend since he fell asleep during it last night and it has to go back to Redbox today.
Like: The giant spinach and strawberry salad I will have after the gym.
Like – hmm not sure yet but I mean there is a new episode of Kardashians from last night!
I think I’m going to save babysitting dolla dolla bills for trapeze classes instead of a garmin! I’m addicted to flipping and being upside down. Sometimes I do handstands in my room just for kicks.
Also, I’m setting aside cash money for Thursday night so I can buy more running gear (steer me away from the tempo shorts please!).
Awesome videos! I can see why you’re hooked:) have a great Monday Ali!
Like: That it’s Monday- I have some great things to look forward to this week
Dislike: That it’s Monday…I wanted my weekend to go on forever
Like: That I’m going to Boxed Wine Book Club tonight
Dislike: That I’m missing my bike ride because I’ll be at book club
Dislike: That I’m still wearing this walking boot
Like: It should be off soooon!! 🙂
Like: Your blog and your cute outfits
Dislike: That I can’t wear cute white pants to work without getting them super nasty and dirty within the first 5 minutes of being here…jealous!
Spotted Pig is soo good, I had the best gnocchi there. Yummy! I agree with the smoking dislike. I saw some guy this morning smoking and drinking a red bull before 7am. I felt bad for his insides. My like today: I am excited for my lunch that I brought to work.