My daughter is not allowed to wear earrings for sports at school. Because of this, there have been times that she puts earrings on and then takes them off at school before sports, or times that she doesn’t wear her earrings for long extended periods of time. In both cases, her ear piercings are not happy with her. Her ears are sensitive and the off and on continuously irritates them, and when she doesn’t wear earrings, they partially close up. THANKFULLY, we came up with a genius solution that I had never heard about, and so want to share with you all — sport studs.
Clear Sport Studs! Hypoallergenic silicone studs!
Last year during the Spring/Summer/Fall seasons, Wollman Rink turned into a rollerskating rink from its original ice skating. This year, during the warm months, Wollman Rink has become a Pickleball Haven! 14 courts of pickleballs on real pickleball surface for open play or full court reservations. So of course we had to go play (and we will be back!)
It is the same inside, but with lockers, rentals, and better option food (Roberta Pizza!)
I already miss the Olympics and they just ended yesterday!!!! Usually, I am tied to the Olympics and watch every single moment they are on TV. However, this Olympic Games, the time difference made it a little more tricky and I wasn’t as in to it as normal. That said, I still love the stories, the dreams, the challenges, and the grit. Here are my favorite Tokyo Olympic Game moments. And yes, they are track and field heavy because (a) I am a runner and (b) the Track and Field Olympic trials have been held in my hometown for the past five consecutive games!
1. Women’s Marathon
Talk about grit, heart, and determination! Molly Seidel ran her third marathon ever and won a bronze medal. Super inspiring!!!
Marriage is about compromise. There are some things that Ken and I share naturally together. Waking up early. Working out. Being adventurous. There are others that we don’t.
Ken grew up an avid professional sports fan. His family had Jets season tickets for 25 years, and when we first moved to New York, he always tried to get me to go to a game with him and his friends. I somehow always found a way out. It wasn’t that I was totally against it (as long as the weather was warm). For some reason, it just never happened (including the time when we were about to go and I slammed my hand in a glass door and had to go to the hospital. Ken still went to the game.)
The Yankees are a) closer to Manhattan, and b) not an all day commitment. So with thanks to Natori’s factors who gifted us tickets, we recently went to a game. And it was great fun!
Arriving at the ballpark. For those of you non-sports fans, this is the "new" Yankee Stadium, which the Yankees moved to in 2009. It is right next to site of the old Yankee Stadium, which was demolished after the last game there in 2008.
Gorgeous spring night. That is me in the green hoodie. Strategically positioned so you can't see my enormous pregnant belly.