Monday, November 3, 2008

Let's Sundae

No BK Flea this Sunday because of the NYC Marathon. So instead, we headed up to Lafayette for breakfast at Choice Market and to see what we could see of the marathon. Turned out to be not crowded at all and I was able to get some good shots.

Choice Market
Chocolate w/ mocha buttercream and Red Velvet with cream cheese buttercream

NYC Marathon
Women joggers all in a row

NYC Marathon
The first group of men that came through the neighborhood. You can see this year's winner Gomes on the left, in the yellow jersey and black arm warmers.

NYC Marathon
More of the men, running past the beautiful fall foliage

Breakfast setup on Washington Ave
On our way home we passed by this breakfast setup on Washington Ave, right by the sidewalk. Apparently it's an omelette station!

It was so inspiring to watch all the marathoners. The amount of training and dedication that goes into such an event is amazing and I only wish I had the discipline to do that again. And by "do that again" I don't mean run in marathons, I mean dedicate myself to training every day, even in the rain and snow. I also mean experiencing the thrill of competition. And I also mean feeling my entire body ache from hours of activity. I miss that.

Later in the day we watched 30 Days of Night. I only ask for those 2 hours back so that I can shove push pins into my face instead. That would've been a much better use for the time.

And, in celebrating our two years, I surprised Alex with dinner at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill. Much meat and tequila were consumed. It was a good Sunday.

1 comment:

William said...

You got the shots of the runners that I wanted to get! not the shots of the crowd waiting for the runners. Sounds like you guys had a better time too having brunch. those cupcakes look scrumptious!