WordPress needs a time out

By | March 8, 2020

caught checking out the art

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That has been the story of my life. At first, just on my laptop in Firefox. Then at work too in Chrome. Bizarrely I have no idea what broke as I removed the only new plugin I’d tried recently.ย  So I’m either logged out and commenting with name / email, or logged in and writing. I think it’s fixed now, alas I lost my sidebars and don’t love the theme, but I’ll settle for functionality until I have time to fix it Nope, still can’t reply outside of troubleshooting mode. Grumble.

This week was another one with lots of art: Gerhard Richter at Met Breuer, EFA VIP Reception, Fotografiska and the Armory Show. I love Armory Week.

Weekly Run Down with Deborah and Kim:

miles for breakfast

art for brunch!

  • never miss a Monday: was back again with five pre-work miles with Elizabeth. It was a gorgeous morning after the weekend’s cold spell and the knee behaved to facilitate two reservoir laps before I headed home to change for work. Luckily I was only mid-PT and pre dressing when I spilled my coffee all over the floor. Note to self: foam roller’s end isn’t steady. Luckily, Breuer is close to my apartment and I was one of the first into the Gerhard Richter show. I wasn’t super familiar with the breadth of his work, but really walked away impressed. I brought my gym bag to work expecting to only “stop by” the EFA Studios event, but you know how that is when you get to chatting. This was one of those weeks where I was grateful for the morning runs.
  • Tuesday: off, dinner with friends.
  • Wednesday: quick run along the East River before work. I only realized when I finished that it was the same route I took when my knee went berserk. It was chirping on this run, but not worse and I made sure to get to the gym after work for a full set of PT.
  • Thursday: Fotografiska with someone new to NYC who I met through my grad school professor. Still so weird to me to be in that “mentor/advisor” role. Thrilled to do so, but don’t necessarily feel like an adult at times, if that makes sense. Fotografiska is in an amazing landmarked building, and I’m glad I got there as I was away when it opened. In funny timing, it’s almost a year since I realized where it was going to be. Darlene and I passed it on our post-NYC Half Expo wanderings. My personal favorites were Anastasia Taylor Lind’s project about the interconnections between the women of NYC-especially who cares for the children of nannies and other caregivers while they’re working with other families and Ellen von Unwerth’s Devotion! (some slightly NSFW)
  • Friday: tried to run on the treadmill but knee was NOT HAVING IT so I settled for a load of PT.

Ena Swansea, Hudson River snow. 2020. Ben Brown Fine Arts

Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A) Journey to Ixtlan. Gavlak

  • Saturday: The Armory Show has been at the Piers for a number of years. Earlier this week it announced it would move from March to September and from the Piers to Javits Center, so it was time to make one last trip. No formal exercise, but lots of steps between a morning coffee date, the piers, and a return to midtown. With all the concerns about Coronavirus, the fresh air felt good. I’m not a huge modern & contemporary art person, but liked the vibrant colors.

Photo stop with a museum!

No fun. No fun at all ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Sunday: NYRR 5M shakeout run. Plan is to run to and from to make nine-ish. We’ll see with the lost hour. Nope. Knew they’d start late and didn’t want to get warm & cold after last week so I took the train to and met a friend for brunch after. Life is more than the mileage plan.

Plan for the Week:

  • Monday: off, after work event and not running two days in a row. May walk to work or from event because it will be in the 60s.
  • Tuesday: run
  • Wednesday: run?
  • Thursday: volunteer NYC Half Expo
  • Friday: off
  • Saturday: long run
  • Sunday: cheer at the NYC Half


23 thoughts on “WordPress needs a time out

  1. Deborah Brooks

    You do have some beautiful places to run and mix up your training. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing all of your art work. I need to make it to the museums more often here. You are right life is more than miles. Have a great week ahead!

    1. cari Post author

      One of the biggest perks of my job is how much it has taught me about art. I always enjoyed museums, but never knew what I liked or what I wanted to look for. We’re lucky to live in such museum-rich areas. Oddly my last Cherry Blossom run was the first I did an art museum in DC – I’m usually Team History there, but couldn’t pass up an installation at the Portrait Gallery. And then there were Civil War photos.

      You too!

  2. Kim G

    I just wrote in my comment on Darlene’s blog that I can’t believe the NYC Half is next weekend. I know that it’s always in March but if for sure snuck up on me this year!

    1. cari Post author

      It seriously did on me too, I think because I blinked and missed February. How is next week mid March?

  3. Darlene

    Art. One reason Iโ€™d love to live in NYC.

    Tell your knee to stop talking.

    Hope we can meet up some time on Sat.

    1. cari Post author

      LOL. If your original work trip was on this week you’d have been art-ing with me. That’s pretty much what I did Thursday to the woman who wanted to meet – “Sure, but this is where I’ll be. Can you join me?” I had passes, of course.
      We’ll figure it out. Text me when your bus gets in

  4. Beckett @ Birchwood Pie

    I’ve put zero effort into learning the technical side of blogging, but I got sent to school recently when I suddenly couldn’t reply to comments on my blog. Just by chance I noticed that linkwithin was down and removing it put everything back to normal. Whew! Hope the knee heals up.

  5. Coco

    Sorry about the WordPress woes. Iโ€™ve got general blogging woes. I write posts on my laptop, but canโ€™t even comment on my own blog from that. I can comment on some blogs from my phone, but others only work from my iPad.

    I love all the artwork you shared this week here and on FB. I may be back to NYC in April if the event doesnโ€™t get canceled. …..

  6. Jessie

    Hoping the knee stops causing you trouble soon! Glad you were still able to get in some solid runs with friends though, and love all the artwork pictures!

  7. Kimberly Hatting

    Oh…all.the.artwork. I love seeing the pics from the exhibits, so keep those coming (please and thank you). I love your quote about life is more than the mileage plan. I totally abide by that ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. cari Post author

      This is peak museum/art season here between Armory Show & Frieze (early May) so don’t worry, there won’t be a lack of art. Some people have said similar to you (thank you!) so I’ve made more of an effort to get back to it here & on social. It used to be pretty much my entire Instagram feed.
      A friend said to me while we were marathon training, and I totally agree. “Running is part of a healthy lifestyle, but it’s not healthy to be only about running”

  8. Wendy

    I have been having issues with WP for a while! Obviously, there’s that whole spam issue (they see me as a spammer). But lately when I comment on blogs, I get a ‘critical error’ message. The comment posts, tho, so not sure what that means.

    Beautiful artwork! Have fun cheering on the NYC half. Do you think they’ll still hold it?

    1. cari Post author

      I think LA, Myrtle Beach going forward are good signs for the NYC Half. I remain optimistic
      WordPress is having *issues* Your comment came through fine but it sent Jessie & Liz to spam, and Liz is one of my first ever readers.

  9. Renee

    I hope that when I make it back to NYC I can “art” with you. Kind of envious that that’s your job!!

    i have issues sometimes with wordpress and it always makes what would seem like an easy task take forever to solve… every week it’s something…

    dang it on the knee situation ๐Ÿ™

    1. cari Post author

      We can absolutely art – here, or when I make it back to Amsterdam. 13 museums in four days when I went a few days ago.
      Thanks . Hoping it settles down

  10. Jenn

    Come on WordPress! Get it together!

    I wish we had more museums in our area. I miss that about the city.

    I also love the variety of routes you get to enjoy! It would make runnng so much more fun. Great week!

  11. Debbie @ Deb Runs

    It sounds like you had a fun week both with running and looking at art! And you’re exactly right, life is a lot more than just running! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun this weekend cheering on the NYC half marathoners!

  12. Michelle D.

    Sorry you’re struggling with WP – I’ve been having issues for weeks trying to reply to comments. So frustrating!

    I love all of the art-viewing you get to do – one of the many things I miss about living in NYC.

    Hope your knee behaves!

    1. cari Post author

      Come down and visit when things get back to “normal”, or whatever our new normal is. So much good to see and do.
      WordPress is a misbehaving toddler


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