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Office Holiday Party

As I mentioned we had our office holiday party last night. It was a great time. The space was really interesting.

Although it wasn’t as industrial/warehouse-esque as I had imagined. But still really interesting.

The food was delicious. There was amazing fried chicken, really good ribs, a different type of mac and cheese (it has arugula and spinach), fantastic mashed potatoes, and kind of gross Texas toast.

There were also some hors d’ouevers circulating. I think there were crabcakes, salmon something, steak something, mac and cheese balls, and DLTs (duck).

My outfit went over very well. I got a ton of compliments on the skirt. I really liked how it all came together.

Overall it was a really good party. I ate a good amount of food but I didn’t feel sick. I did have about 4 beers (I think) but it was over three and a half hours and I wasn’t drunk or anything (thank god).

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Congrats, we’ve all made it through to Friday!!! Woooooo!!!

Somehow, even though I was off all last week, it feels like I’ve just been dragging by at work. But this was my last full week in the office with nothing going on. Next week I have a bunch of meetings, my boss is out of the office one day, and I’m out of the office another so it should fly by. And the week after that is a bunch of meetings and our office holiday party.

Can I tell you about our office holiday party?? We’ve always had it in our office, but this year, since we’re doing quite well, we’re having it out of the office at a place called Danny Meyer’s Kitchen at the Hudson Yards.

Danny Meyer is a, I’m going to call him, culinary god, known for Union Square Cafe, Blue Smoke, Gramercy Tavern, and Shake Shack (the only one I can afford). Plus more.

I am way, way, way too excited for the food.

Anyway, back to heath and fitness.

PHYSICAL THERAPY kind of blows. I don’t think I have any chemistry with the physical therapist, which is fine, but I just don’t understand what we’re doing. Like Wednesday, we stretched a lot. She asked if I was sore. No, I was not sore, as I’ve explained many times to her it’s not painful, it’s just swollen. She told me to go do squats. Still not sore.

I go home and do the other stetches she gave me. And, to her credit, the stretching does reduce the swelling, but then I go and live my life (minus the running) and it swells.

It seems to me that I should be running (yeah, yeah, I know, I’m biased) and she should be watching me run and seeing what happens. I’m going to discuss this when I’m back there on Monday.

Otherwise my week has been good. I’ve been at up 5:30 every morning to hang out with Jillian or my Bikini Ready Fast friend Ellen. I did the elliptical (bah!) for 50 minutes at the gym Wednesday night going from a level 12 to a level 16 at different times and Thursday night for 30 minutes the majority of it on a level 16. I’ve discovered if I do it on a level 16 at a 9.0 pace my heart rate finally gets up into the 180s.

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