Friday night a few friends and I went to Troy Night Out! We went to Troy Cloth & Paper’s Print Off. They were selling prints designed by the Artist of the Month and I knew I wanted one, it was awesome.
We wandered around downtown a little bit before stopping at Bacchus for some pizza. I’ve only been here a few times, but every time the pizza is great.
The crust is extremely thin and crispy, the pizza has lots of flavor and it’s not overloaded with cheese.
After dinner we walked over to Peck’s Arcade, the new spot next to the Confectionery.
This place is extremely hip. I loved it! They also had interesting drinks on the menu.
The next morning I had a run planned with my marathon training friend, Jenna. We are both signed up for the Buffalo Marathon (I may have convinced her to run it) so we had a long run on the agenda for Saturday–16 miles.
We met at UAlbany because it was snowing and we weren’t sure if the Niskayuna Bike Path would be completely clear. Thankfully at SUNY, the running loop is always salted and mostly free of snow and ice. It was snowing when we got there and continued to snow for our entire run.
16 miles is a lot of loops at the UAlbany campus. 5 and half to be exact. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I hate it. Saturday I liked it. It was pretty mindless but sometimes I just need that. I can count down the number of loops as I go and I can stop at my car for fuel and water when I need to. 15 miles was the longest that Jenna had run, ever! I was super proud of her (she ran 15, I ran 16). I felt really good, even by the end.
Sunday was another busy day. Sunday is the only day of the week that Jordan and I both have off from work, so we try to do something outdoorsy and fun. We decided to go back to Petersburgh Pass for a quick hike since it was getting late. We picked up his parents’ dog, Jack, and brought him along because he loves hiking.
There was still a few feet of snow up here. We were unprepared and didn’t bring snowshoes, but it wasn’t really an issue since it was really packed down. I happened to have my microspikes in my bag, so I put them on to make it a little easier. I like this hike because it’s close to home and only takes about 45 minutes. Perfect when you want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and you don’t have much time!