Scenes from a weekend #9

Snow!! It’s so magical. I love watching the snowfall and I love the city when it’s blanketed with a thick layer of soft, white snow. The muffled sounds, the quiet of the usually busy streets. I was very excited when the storm hit and despite the bitter cold, lots of outdoors time was in store for us.

First, though, lounging in PJ’s while everyone checked out the situation:

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Then a quick outing to tromp up and down the streets in our boots, having fun kicking snowdrifts and (unsuccessfully) trying to make snowballs (too powdery). Roman had a great time.

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Roman’s friends (and former babysitters) Alicia and Emma gave him this awesome chair of his very own for Christmas, so when we were inside, snug and warm, he was happy to hang out, making sure he moved his chair to wherever he wanted to be next in the apartment.

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He feels like such a big boy sitting in it. šŸ™‚

We also joined the local YMCA, more so I have somewhere to take Roman when it’s too bitterly cold to go to the park, but I have to tell you, that sweet track has a bit of a siren call. I may have to look into their childcare!

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I also took a yoga class at my gym, taught by Christine – I haven’t taken yoga for a while, so it was awesome to start off my Sunday with that. Especially because I had a long run to get done later that day…it felt good to run after loosening up in the morning. It seemed easier to keep a relaxed posture throughout.

Oh – big news! This year I’m part of a book club, which is organized and hosted by a couple of my clients/friends. I’m very excited about it because it’s guaranteeing I’ll read more books this year. Last year I didn’t read nearly as much as I usually do, so it’s good to have a “training plan” of sorts to follow for reading, as well! šŸ˜‰ The first book we’re reading is “The Luminaries”, which so far I’m loving.

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The running training program I’m following has me going by time rather than distance, the first time I’ve ever trained that way. It makes planning for my runs much easier – yesterday I knew I needed to run an hour and a half, regardless of pace, or how I felt, or how many miles I got through. Even so, the numbers geek/perfectionist in me was thrilled that I hit an exact mileage right at the end of the run!! šŸ˜‰

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We also took down our Christmas decorations and got rid of the tree. I thought Roman would be sad to see it gone when he woke up from his nap, but it didn’t seem to phase him in the slightest. In fact, he might even be happier about the extra space he now has to take his enormous tub of Duplo Lego, upend it and strew it around the floor to look for one piece.

How was your weekend? What was the highlight?

Is it just me, or is it always in a yoga class you realize you haven’t had a pedicure in forever? Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā (I blame not wanting anyone to have to deal with my missing toenails!)

Do you run by time, or mileage?


  1. There really is something magical about a snowstorm,isn’t there? I had a super cozy day in on Friday, the public transportation wasn’t even running so we decided to stay in. Sadie (the dog) still had to go outside though haha. I love seeing the photos from Brooklyn, it’s my favorite borough of NYC:) Great job on your run, Carly!
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  2. I’ll be going to that Y for speedwork sessions with PPTC starting next week and I’m so excited for an indoor track! If it were closer to me I would totally join. (My gym now is half a block away…)
    I’m going to Christine’s yoga class on Tuesday – I haven’t been to yoga in months either, so thanks for reminding me to repaint my toenails before I go!!
    What race are you training for?
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Her class was awesome, Gabby, so enjoy! How long have you been a member of PPTC? Do you like it? I’m training for a half in June – well, pre-training, really. šŸ˜‰

      • I just joined PPTC, mostly so I could do their speedwork sessions (indoor track was a big draw!) but also for the perks including the bus to the marathon. I haven’t been to any of their training runs yet because it’s too cold for me to run at 8am on the weekends…but it seems like a great community so far.
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  3. So awesome that you got to take a yoga class with Christine. I’m super jealous! We’ve got a dusting of snow here, but the big news is the bitterly cold temps. My daughters’ daycare is closed, so they’re home with me today. Which means I’ll be working all night to catch up. Winter fun!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      Oh man, I am sorry about the daycare closure and that you’re going to be pulling an all-nighter! šŸ™ Christine’s class was great, she’s a very calm and knowledgable teacher. Plus she had great music.

  4. So cool that you got to take a yoga class with Christine!!!
    I have actually started mixing up my running and I do both – some runs for time and others for distance.
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  5. Seeing your snow makes me really wish we had some! But, I can’t imagine running or working out in it! I complain when it’s 45 degrees out!
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    • Carly Pizzani says:

      45 degrees sounds like a heatwave to me right now! It’s actually beautiful to run in a snowy landscape (but it helps if it’s at least at the freezing mark!!)