Ever since I almost won a medal in the Soldier’s Field 10 Miler (circa 2007), I have always had the secret goal of placing in a race. Year after year, I’ve finished close to the top of smaller races…but never have I won a spot on the winner’s stand. A couple years ago, I decided I needed to win a medal before my 30th birthday, because the next age bracket tends to be more competitive.
Well, I finally reached that elusive goal this on Saturday at the Gardiner 5K Cupcake Classic!
Finally, I’m a winner!!
After a speedy race through the fields and country roads of Wrights Farm, I was awarded second place overall for females.
Leave it to me to medal in a race that is centered around cupcakes. However, when I decided to ride in another 5K on Sunday, I never expected to have a repeat performance…
This weekend we celebrated Anjelica’s upcoming wedding with the age-old traditional bachelorette party (You may not think you know Anjelica, but you actually do…she’s the one that always calls first dibs on Cupcake Monday).
We weren't tipsy...yet. But, the camera was. That's why it's blurry. Sorry for partying
It had everything one would expect out of a quality bachelorette party… Continue reading
I’m really taking this whole “fly by the seat of your pants” thing seriously!
I heart trains better than planes.
This weekend, I headed an hour north of the city to hang out with a friend and get in a little relaxation time. It was an hour away, but between the spectacular views of the Hudson River and the endless rolling hills, it felt like I was worlds away from the concrete jungle.
During the weekend, I didn’t so much as look at a computer. I barely even picked up my phone! Continue reading
My gym bag was literally the epitome of Sometimes Healthy Living this morning:
A Sometimes Healthy Gym Bag: Running Shoes, Cupcakes and...Frosting?
Yep, that would be homemade cupcakes (and a can of buttercream frosting) right next to my gym shoes. I toyed with the idea of carrying yet another bag, but I didn’t feel like enduring numerous eye rolls on the subway yet again as I smacked people unknowingly with my 50 million bags. Besides, the cupcakes fit so perfectly in the nook of my gym bag. And, promise they were covered very tightly.
Please don’t think I would ever infuse my cupcakes with gym shoe flavor. That would be taking healthy living wayyy too far. And it would also be pretty gross. My coworkers would no longer L-U-V me. Continue reading
Yesterday was my intern, Malia’s, last day at the office, so, as I often do on special occasions, I went overboard. Way overboard.
Here’s what my kitchen looked on Tuesday night.
One intern departure = 24 ginormous cupcakes and pretty cinnamon rolls
I went into the store with intentions of making the ever-popular chocolate + applesauce cupcake couple that was such a big hit with the coworkers last time around. But then, the strawberry cake mix caught my eye, and I just couldn’t resist the idea of some pretty pink cupcakes.