January 1, 2011

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What a wonderful post title, if I might say!  Here is to living in the moment while looking towards the future!  (huh, I know- it sounded like it made sense more in my head :))  Anyway, last night Husband and I rung in the new year with and AMAZING dinner (buffet) at what has become (as of last night) my all-time favorite Philadelphia restaurant, XIX (Nineteen). It is atop the Bellevue and the scenes/ambiance are INCREDIBLE.  The food was amaaaazing last night and I actually ENJOYED the buffet. It was still classy, fresh and delicious!  I refrained from taking pics at the dinner table (it was date night!).  But trust me, it was delish!

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I got really dolled up for the occasion (as you can see) and even sported the sweet cocktail ring my sistah got me for Hanukah!

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So, we had grand plans to see the fireworks down at Penns Landing; walk down there around 11:30, but we were both TIYURD and Husband’s neck was bothering him (?!)  So, we watched Dick Clark, had a moment at midnight, watched a weird exchange between Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin, then called it a night.

This, we were up bright and early (of COURSE with k-cups in our hands) to host a brunch for my family. I will post about it later; its yummness (I don’t think that’s a word, but it should be) deserves its own post.

After the brunch was over, cleaned up and all guests went home, I decided to ting in the new year on my own with a lil’ run.  It was a tough one physically (I just felt out of it) and attribute the causes to the following (maybe?):

-different holiday routine

-not running as much; last run was only a mile on the tm Tuesday

-eating schedule different due to vacation

…or maybe just an off day?  Anyway, I completed 4 miles-proudly!

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So, I ran down to Penn’s Landing and paused for a moment to watch the ice skaters; the rink was open.  The sky was really cloudy but people’s good cheer energized my run…sorta 😉  So then I ran down to Old City and up Market Street to Washingtown Square.  I ran around Washington Square with the purpose of measuring its distance with my Garmin (it is about .35 miles, so I would say 3 times around = 1 mile).  Then I ran back home (to get sweaty kisses from Oscar)…

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The run felt really good when done!  Woot!  Here’s to 2011!

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Now, I am sitting around watching Oprah’s new network, OWN, and drinking hot chocolate (K-cup of course)!

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How did you spend your New Years?  Happy 2011!

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