Long Island on Saturday

by Joanne on June 19, 2010

We slept in.  Ted fell asleep at a reasonable hour but I stayed up watching “Valentines Day”. 

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The movie had a long list of stars and was slightly amusing. Not the funniest movie but it entertained me until 11:30pm.

Saturday morning the elevator decided it didn’t want to go up to the 9th and 10th floors.  We used the house phone to suggest something might be wrong.  An operator greeted us as the elevator doors finally opened only to let us know that for some reason the elevators were not  working properly. Great! Just what you want to hear as you enter and the doors close!

Breakfast was a “Fit Breakfast” by Marriott.  Oatmeal with raisins, craisins, half a banana with a dish of fruit made up of melon, grapefruit, oranges. For protein, I had a hard boiled egg.  That took some choking down but it was the only protein option. 

The class:  A long day with a wealth of useful information. We received two great resources for marathoning and running injury free as well as the manual for the class.  We began promptly at 8AM and didn’t stop until after 5PM.  There was an upset mid day since the toilet went on the fritz.  The caterer for lunch allowed us to use their facilities which were only a few doors down. I also took advantage of the fact that they had great coffee.  I later regretted that decision when Ted picked me up and I was amazingly desperate to find working facilities.  Live and learn.

Ted was just as desperate for food as I was for a bathroom. He hadn’t eaten since breakfast.  His day was filled with golf.  He and the gents he played with ended up behind a very slow foursome. Their game went from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm with no lunch break.    A 5 1/2 hour golf game.  That’s just NOT enjoyable.




H2O Seafood Grill. Anyone living on Long Island near this restaurant is the luckiest person in the world.  UNBELIEVABLE food.  FANTASTIC service.  GREAT atmosphere. FLAWLESS wait staff.  Can I say any more?!!!!



This Sauvignon Blanc was the best Sauv.Blanc we have enjoyed in a very, VERY long time. It had such an interesting introduction then a lasting nuance which was fruity, crisp and all that you dream of in a sauvignon blanc.


Spicy tuna roll sushi appetizer for me…


Tuna roll for Ted who ate the above bite with WAY too much wasabi.  I would have taken a photo of his face but really… who wants to see a man cry?! 


A mesculin salad with champagne vinaigrette topped with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

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The sea bass for Ted.  Halibut for me. Perfection!


The coffee was thick, strong and smooth. Just the way we like it.


See those 3 boxters?  They were all a shade of grey.  Two with black tops and one with deep, dark brown.  Although we were one of three, we were the only one with the brown top and the more recent model.  But in the end… just one of the crowd.  Too many nice cars in this area!

When we arrived back at the hotel, there was some kind of ceremony going on in the parking lot.  A drum was beating and a horse stood stock still as two people sat on top.


As I sit here typing, that drum is still beating an hour later.  Interesting.  I should have asked what was going on but, once again the coffee got to me and it was a rush back to the room.

I’m looking forward to another long day of class Sunday.  As for taking 3 days off running…well….I’ll let you know how that goes. As with most runners, one day off and my legs are screaming for some work. 

Question:  When you take a class, do you enjoy the lecture or the group interaction the best?


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    • At 2010.06.19 23:34, kilax said:

      How long do most golf games last? I’ve never played 😉

      What were the “run injury free” tips?

      I like lecture better than the class interaction. How awful is that?

      • At 2010.06.22 08:12, Joanne said:

        Golf is a typically 4 to 4 1/2 hours.
        Injury free tips: There is a lot involved in staying injury free. It involves nutrition and adaptive progression.

        • At 2010.06.20 03:49, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

          5,5 hour golf game without LUNCH break? Impossible, I could never do that! 😀

          • At 2010.06.20 09:09, Monet said:

            I just adore spicy tuna rolls…we haven’t had sushi in months, and after seeing your roll, I want us to go tonight!

            • At 2011.02.25 17:18, Deb Hoppe said:

              I love your website!

              Now, about that ceremony with the horse… it was an Indian marriage. The groom arrives riding a horse. We have many, many Indian, Pakistani & Afghan folks living here now.

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