New Years Blogger Style

I am not a fan of New Years Eve. I find it unnecessarily stressful. In fact, a running joke between me and my best friend is “What are we doing for New Years?” because this has been a recurring dilemma over the last 10 years, starting as early as the summer some years. The stress of this holiday is not worth it. I would much rather just stay home with some friends and booze.

This year, Missy and I decided to spend the holiday together. She lives far away in Queens and my apartment does not fit two people, so we had to figure out where to go. After some anxiety over our initial options, we decided to go to a local bar in my neighborhood. Only a $10 cover, low key, no pressure.

We were totally content with our plan. Then, on December 31, Jocelyn from Enthusiastic Runner tweeted me about my What I’m Doing Wrong post, saying that she wants to hang out with me. I knew she just meant one day in general, but since she is in NYC I figured I might as well see what she was up to for New Years.

I asked Jocelyn what her plans were for the night and she invited Missy and me to dinner with her and her friend, and then a party after with her high school friends. And just like that, Missy and I had both a blogger blind date AND New Years plans.

Don’t want to bore you with the details so instead I will bore you with the photos:

Strawberry Caipiroska – vodka, strawberries, lime juice and brown sugar at the world’s first certified USDA organic bar:

This is why it is good to crash another healthy living blogger’s New Years dinner.

Organic Vegetable Pizza: zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, yellow squash, tomato sauce & olive oil, and Organic Veggie Burger: lentil, eggplant patty, homemade bun w/side salad & baked sweet potato fries.

The bun was the best part.

Two enthusiastic runners:

My love affair with a pup:

This is what we call “multitasking.”

However, I don’t believe the jello shot was organic.

Friends for three and a half years:

Mid-air ball:

Mozzarella sticks, cheesy goodness:

New Years train crazies:

A fun night. So fun, in fact, that I had to postpone my planned Saturday Core Fusion Cardio class to Sunday instead. But well worth it for a great night with my friend and a new blogger friend.

. . . and her friends.

Happy New Year to all the amazingly supportive readers of my blog! You made me tear up many times with your comments, tweets and emails about my 2010 Year in Review. You guys! Now I’m crying again. What I am trying to say here is: thank you.

While I have goals for 2011, such as workout 4-6 times a week and eat as cleanly as I can, those are my everyday goals anyway. And run the NYC Marathon of course. But I actually have just one new main goal, which is to work harder on writing this crazy website. I might as well put it out there: I want a career where I am writing and doing social media related to health & fitness. I tend to wait for things to just come to me; that is silly. I won’t get what I really want unless I work for it. This year, I will work for what I want and for what I know will keep me happy.

Happy 2011!

18 comments on New Years Blogger Style

  1. MelissaNibbles
    January 4, 2011 at 9:02 am (4 years ago)

    That looks like a spontaneous, fun night! I love the little pup!

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  2. Sara
    January 4, 2011 at 10:12 am (4 years ago)

    I want to squash that pup’s little cheeks!!!!!!!!! SOOO CUTE :) Glad you had fun, I am not a NYE fan anymore, the pomp and circumstance is just too much for me to bear :)
    xoxo
    S
    Sara´s last blog post ..Resolve too…

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  3. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    January 4, 2011 at 11:20 am (4 years ago)

    Happy 2011! Hehe I postponed my Core Fusion workout too (eeep) but also think my night with friends was all worth it! Good luck with your goals this year, I’m looking forward to reading about your 2011 as it unfolds!

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  4. Megan @ AVeryMegGirl
    January 4, 2011 at 11:46 am (4 years ago)

    Looks like you girls has a blast!!

    What races have you signed up for this year? I would love to meet you again although you are speedy now :-)

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  5. Mallory
    January 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm (4 years ago)

    Fun!!! I promise not to let Santana see the scandalous pictures of your lab love affair :)

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  6. melissa
    January 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Yay! New Years is overrated. I was happy to have a wedding on it this year, so I didn’t have to make plans. You look gorgeous, glad you had fun!!
    melissa´s last blog post ..Holiday Fitness

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  7. Dorry
    January 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy New Year! I love that you ended up doing something last minute that turned out to be so much fun – a perfect example of how planning in advance and worrying about things in the future isn’t necessary. That’s a lesson for me everyday.

    Also love that you put it out there what you want in a job – I think that’s the best way to put things in motion and start working towards a goal. xoxo
    Dorry´s last blog post ..Road Runner Returns

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  8. Jes
    January 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm (4 years ago)

    What a fun new year’s idea!! I want to come next year ;-)
    Jes´s last blog post ..Jump- jump- jump!

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  9. Erica Sara
    January 5, 2011 at 3:42 am (4 years ago)

    So happy you went out & had a fantastic time! Happy New Years my long lost sister ;) XO!!! 2011 is going to be epic
    Erica Sara´s last blog post ..Looking Ahead

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  10. Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run
    January 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Looks like a really fun NYE! I am the same way – I have NYE and all the hype. PS – sent you an invite to a free 1-hr happy hour on the UES this Friday! Happy New Year!!

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  11. Kailey @ Caffienated Nut
    January 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm (4 years ago)

    wow now that is what I would call a rocking night!
    Organic veggie pizza? sign me up!!
    Kailey @ Caffienated Nut´s last blog post ..Just Listen

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  12. diana@mymarblerye
    January 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy new Year! Did you and Missy meet (almost typed meat) through blogging? Great way to start the new year: new friends, fiber, and DUDEEESSSSSSSS.
    diana@mymarblerye´s last blog post ..Eating Out 2011

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  13. Shane
    January 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Dori! Happy New Year! I think those are fantastic goals because you are an excellent writer and obviously are very passionate about health/fitness. I realize this is a year away, but I think you would really like what I did for NYE this year. My bf and I ran/jogged/walked in the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in Central Park. Neither of us are in great shape, but we weren’t the last people to finish as it was a huge mix of serious runners, families, elderly people, etc..and everyone was just really happy and excited to be there. There was a DJ, costume contest, fireworks, etc..I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it and I”ll definitely be doing it again next year (unless I’m out of the country…).

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