Saturday, July 3
I start the day off with a bang, running around the Reservoir in Central Park again. I make it all the way at a steady jog without stopping to nurse a side ache, tie my shoes, or catch my breath. Good thing my route begins and ends at the water fountain!
From there, my day gets lazier by the hour. After a good rinse back at the apartment to make myself more presentable, I head uptown to 87th Street. I read an article in Edible Manhattan about this cute little pastry shop called Glaser's. It's famous among UES folks and has been in business since 1903. I order an enormous cream cheese and chocolate danish for $2.50. This will certainly pack on more calories than I burnt running in the park this morning, but I don't care. It's not like I make a habit of eating danishes the size of my dad's hand every day. I eat some of it on the walk home, but it's so rich that I save most of it for a spot in the refrigerator at home. As I walk the 17 blocks to the apartment, the chocolate chips melt into a messy, drippy puddle in the center of the danish, but I hold it together. Good thing it came in a pastry bag!
Like I said, today's a lazy day. After my all-day outing yesterday, I'm zonked by noon and decide on a long nap. Good choice.