This weekend was too good to put into words. The best one I’ve had in a long time and the happiest I have felt in so long. That’s what being around amazing people, running a bunch of miles, and eating delicious foods will do to you. One of my closest friends since elementary school got married Saturday and it was the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to and probably will ever attend! I’ll keep the words short because this is a picture-heavy post! Enjoy 🙂
I left for upstate Friday morning early so I packed a healthy, easy breakfast for the ride.
Had a quick pre-run snack when I arrived at my mom’s.
Ran 5 miles of hills. This picture doesn’t do the hills of my hometown justice.
Refueled at my favorite diner with my mom and brother, Broadway Diner.
And a huge piece of baklava eaten in 4 installments.
My mom and I went shopping at TJ Maxx where I got some new workout clothes (all on clearance) like these adorable (and EXTREMELY comfortable) shorts.
Followed by inappropriate things in Wal-Mart with squash.
Picture taken and encouraged by my mom.
Saturday morning pre-run essentials. I usually use PB but when in Rome (or my moms house)… use Biscoff.
Wearing my new shorts and a long sleeved shirt, I set out for 10 miles. I kept it super slow since I hadn’t ran more than 7 miles since April (!) and enjoyed every second of the cool air.
Picked up John and went to one of our old favorite breakfast spots, Corbin’s Cafe
Then began the hour+ drive to Oneonta with my favorite people. We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott which was about 20 minutes from the wedding venue, and it was a super nice hotel.
The 4 of us (best friend Brenda, her boyfriend Eddie, John and I) got dolled up and headed to the barn to see our friend marry the love of her life.
Brenda’s outfit: Jacket from H&M, dress from H&M, Chanel flats. My outfit: Jacket from Khol’s, dress from Francesca’s Collection, necklace is borrowed, ring from Forever 21, flats from Chanel.
We ate delicious BBQ food from Brooks House of BBQ in Oneonta.
We danced and drank wine. A lot of wine…
After the reception, we changed into comfy warm clothes and sat around a bonfire. We lit lanterns with “Love U” printed on them and released them into the sky. This was so beautiful.
So happy we were there to experience such an amazing wedding.
Sunday morning we went to our old hangover spot, Bagel Factory.
Lunch was a must have when I’m in Binghamton. Chicken speidie sub from Harry Tuft’s with their homemade blue cheese and honey mustard sauce.
Followed by my favorite bubble tea spot.
And right before getting on the bus… I knew it would murder my stomach, but I had to have it. The cheesiest, sloppiest, soupiest pizza on the planet. Roma’s pizza, a childhood staple for me.
Worth every ounce of pain (and gas) that accompanied me on the bus ride home. Sorry to those affected.
Congratulations to Rachel & Jeremy!
What is the best wedding you’ve ever been to?
Are there any foods you just HAVE to eat when you go back to your hometown? I ALWAYS come back to NYC feeling like a 300 pound blimp, but I rarely go up to visit anymore so I gotta get my foods in. Hey, I ran 15 miles this weekend so that probably got rid of most it 😉