romantic nyc

in brooklyn, you have never loved me and i have never loved to be ruined. coffee tastes like asphalt but never like blood. red only makes me think of sunrise. here, there is a girl that looks like i might have looked if you had never touched me. or maybe there isn’t. maybe there is just a friday night where i don’t worry about you driving drunk off a bridge or driving drunk in through my bedroom wall and wanting wanting wanting. maybe i go dancing instead. maybe i fall asleep in a bed you have never slept in. maybe there is no dent left in the mattress.
—  CITIES pt. 1 // s.o.

care package


4 weeks til Boston, we’re tapering

Received this care package that I’ve been waiting for in the mail today, and just what I asked for inside!

15 miles in the park and around Buffalo this evening ahead of the Syracuse Half on Sunday.  Not sure how much time I’ll have to run tomorrow and it’s supposed to be wet, so glad to get in the miles today.  Was a little concerned about no speed work this week and not being rested, but then remembered that the half marathon will be the speed/tempo run of the week, and must remind self that this isn’t the goal race…so run it well, smart, and not be too concerned about time and placing…instead thinking of it as more of a romantic getaway…


I still looooveee this picture of Lili…..and I just realized, how it corresponds to this picture of Cole

Both are taken within a few weeks apart (with Lili’s picture being the first time SH met). Lili’s visibly nervous….and (as she freely admitted) completely unaware how her life is about to be transformed and who she’s about to meet.

Cole is about a month earlier, he isn’t depressed, but he’s really over his psycho ex dragging him (that IS who the “cunt” is meant for). He’s fully confident about the role (his hair is already dyed)….but obviously, he has NO idea what will happen, as well.

I also love how just shy of year later, they DID spend NYE, with their families, but apart….however, they WERE already a couple, Lili was introspective, Cole made it clear he was NOT interested in kissing any girl romantically in NYC….and how much deeper and more explosive everything would be for them….

And in these pictures, neither of them has ANY idea.