Yesterday, I was taking my last midterm exam, when I felt a vibration. Now, I have seen both Cloverfield AND Erotic Surprises VI, so I knew that either a hideous monster was on its way to destroy Manhattan, or things were about to get kinky in the testing room. Luckily for the other 100 people taking the Economics of Latin America exam, it was choice A-----a monster was on they way. The beast was worse than the most terrifying thing in my imagination (which is a Republican Twilight fan who force feeds me gluten).......the monster was.......MY BROTHER! The vibration was my phone announcing his arrival with his awesome girlfriend. If they go see Beauty and the Beast and sit in the crowd, other theater-goers will think it is audience-participation night.
Just kidding of course, Jesse and Feriel are absolutely wonderful human beings, and I love having them here for the first time! They have not visited me in NYC before, so we spent last night hanging out with some really great people and doing New York things. Notably, New York things usually include paying 7 dollars for drinks and getting groped on the Subway. We were fortunate, however, to catch the local bar at happy hour, and the Subway crazy people wearing pants under their trenchcoats.
Anyway, my room is not very well-stocked, and that reality hit home when Feriel was making crepes this morning. WE HAD NO CUTTING BOARD! While cutting directly on the counter-tops does provide some special flavor (similar to how dropping food provides floor-seasoning), it is not the best option for a terrific chef like her. Amazingly, I was offered an opportunity to review a cutting board for a website, which I think I will now take advantage of. The CSN stores series of websites offers everything from kids beds to high-quality maple cutting boards. I really appreciate the offer, and look forward to reviewing the product along with cooking some gluten-free dishes after Spring Break.
Wednesday: 7 miles easy
Thursday: 14 miles fartlek style
Training has been wonderful! I was energized by all the enthusiasm and support I received through emails, calls, and comments after the National Championship news, and that has been reflected in my runs. Also, it is just now getting warm enough to run shirtless, which makes every run feel more natural. CHEST HAIR BLOWING IN THE WIND. Today was supposed to be a 10 mile easy run, but the weather and general giddiness of Spring coincided to produce one of those experiences where you find yourself going hard without almost any perceived effort. Hope everything is amazing guys!