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Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Family Fun, Running | 6 comments

Atlas’ First Yankee Game

We were total New Yorkers this weekend.

10260014_10100971380053612_3454320361776302592_nOn Saturday we took the 30 minute train ride into the Bronx to the iconic Yankee Stadium to cheer on our city’s baseball team.

Dave is a huge Yankee’s fan (he has been one since birth), so to say that he was excited about taking Atlas to his first Yankee game would be the understatement of the year. Dave also got to attend the opening game on Monday, so my husband definitely had a good week.

Image 5The weather was gorgeous on Saturday. In fact, we overdressed and we were all hot. I haven’t been hot in 6 months. The heat didn’t bother us though. We watched the Yankees beat the Red Sox with smiles on our faces. I think Atlas was smiling because there was so much to look at. Dave was smiling because he was in Yankee stadium with his boy. I was smiling because I was outside without 5 jackets on.

yankee gameDuring the game, I got up to walk Atlas around for a bit (my 6 month old doesn’t have the attention span to sit through 9 innings of baseball no matter how popular the teams are) and we ended up getting some special treatment from customer service. After chatting with the Yankee customer service team about how they should have more places available for nursing moms to feed their babies (I know, I’m a peach), we received a certificate documenting Atlas’ first Yankee game.

10264591_10100972285149792_8095153564418273782_nSo cool, right? Dave lost his marbles over that.

A fun day was had by all and I’m confident we made a memory that will last for a lifetime. I hope Atlas grows up to be a Yankee fan so we can show him these pictures one day and tell him he was a fan since 6 months of age.

After the game we spent the rest of the afternoon in Central Park with Ob & Marley before going home to order a pizza. I think I made it through Saturday without eating one veggie. Whoops.

And in keeping with the New York theme, we also took a quick trip to Times Square this weekend.

ImageIt really doesn’t get any more touristy than that. We actually try to avoid that area of the city, but a quick errand forced us into the bright lights & craziness.

Another weekend highlight for me was trying out a new pair of running shoes.

Image 8My awesome husband surprised me with these Saucony kinvara shoes a few weeks ago (he really is the best) and I took them for a trial run this weekend. Dave thought I would like doing speed work in these because they are so much lighter than my Mizunos and he was right. While I am still 100% committed to my Mizunos for my longer runs (5+ miles), those Sauconys worked great during my speed intervals this weekend.

I was pretty proud of my runs this weekend. I kept my average pace for both runs under an 8 minute mile.

weekend runsThe 6 mile run was done through Central Park in Mizunos. The 3.84 mile run included mostly speed work on a hill and was done through Riverside Park in my new Sauconys.

I think running with a jogging stroller makes you faster because when you go out to run without the running stroller you feel super light and fast because you aren’t pushing anything. If you want to get faster, consider pushing a baby in a jogging stroller. I have a baby you can borrow. He’s a heavy guy too. ;)

Other things not pictured were lots of walks with the pups, brunch with friends, naps, laundry, bathing the dogs and watching the Masters. I was glad Bubba won – he seems like such a nice, down-home southern guy.

Your turn! Tell me about your weekend? Do you use different running shoes for speed work? Do you ever do touristy things in your hometown?

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Atlas looks like he had a blast at the game and in Times Square! He’s the happiest kid… or at least in the photos you post ;) And I LOVE your new kicks. I am obsessed with bright yellow right now!
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  2. Love the pictures of Atlas. He is just precious. He looks like he completely loves life. I worked in my yard and loved it thanks to the Bose I phone holder Dave sent me. I listened to Steven Furtick and the time passed quickly and my yard is looking good. Thanks y’all. Glad your week end was fun filled. I miss you. Love your Garmin, you wear it well.

  3. I absolutely laughed out loud about your chat with the Yankees Customer Service team! :) I didn’t get a certificate when I went to my first Yankees game, so Atlas should be feeling like pretty big stuff!
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