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The Sunday Long Run that Wasn’t

My Sunday long run did not go so hot. I feel like I’m on the brink of getting a cold but I really wanted to get some miles in and I was all excited to test out my new Brooks running shoes and water bottle that I’ll be using for the marathon.

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At first I didn’t like the color of the shoes but they’re starting to grow on me. The water bottle worked great and holds more than the other one I had. 

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The weather was perfect – I’m hoping it’s like that on Sunday. fingers crossed. So I had a lot going for me but I made a dumb mistake. 

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I didn’t wait long enough after I ate lunch…I had a stomach ache the whole 4.75 miles. It was NOT fun. Ryan’s leftover chicken parm isn’t the best lunch before a planned 10 mile run. What was I thinking?! haha
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It’s good luck to have a bad last long run before a marathon, right??? That’s what I’m telling myself.

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The Best Waffle Around

This is the only photo I took this weekend.

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It’s a waffle from Waffle and Dinges. Basically the best dessert waffles around. When/if you ever come to New York you have to try one. 

Saturday I ran 15 miles. One mile short of my plan. I just couldn’t get another mile out of my body. I ran the six mile loop (very hilly) in Central Park twice and then hit the gym for the last miles. Going from pavement to the treadmill is really hard. It’s such a different feeling.
Each week I’m feeling more and more ready for Eugene. I just want to get to my twenty mile training runs so I feel really ready, you know?

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Can You Freeze Soup?

Valentine’s Day with Ryan was so much fun. Super relaxed. Silver Linings Playbook was really good and I think everyone should see it such for the dance at the end. I laughed so hard! Then we enjoyed the chocolate dipped strawberries I had made the night before. I added peanut butter chips to some of them. I highly recommend doing it – super good.

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Then it was the long weekend! Saturday I got my 16 miler in and it was the best long run! I ran 10 miles with a fellow NY Flyer and the other 6 by myself. I averaged an 8:40 pace. I have no idea where that came from, but I felt great the whole time. photo-1I’m feeling more and more confident about Eugene now that I got a solid long run in. 

Monday I added two new recipes to my recipe list. I’m getting closer and closer to my goal of cooking/baking 26 recipes this year.

The first recipe I made was White Bean Soup with Red Chard. There was A LOT of chopping involved – finely chopping two onions is not fun… 

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But – I did it! I made my first ever homemade soup!!!

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I then moved on to baking. This bad boy doesn’t look so pretty but it tastes really good! I made pear upside down cake. The hardest part was flipping the darn thing over on the cutting board.

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Now I have a ton of soup and lots of cake… and there’s one of me. So yeah… I’ll be eating soup and cake for the rest of the week. Can you freeze soup?

NYCRuns Half-Marathon this Sunday in Central Park! I can’t wait to kick butt on another training run!

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What’s Going On

What’s going on in my life – 

This weekend was really fun and relaxing.

Friday night Ryan and I went to a fun event at the Junior League. I just recently graduated from a Provisional to an Active member. It was a theme party, of course. Apres Ski. Which is a lot harder to dress for than you’d think!

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Saturday we went and got a massage, took a nap and then went to see Argo. I think what made the movie really good was the fact that it’s based on a true story. Looking back I’m not sure if the acting was that great… My mind couldn’t get over the fact that this actually happened!!

Sunday was spent doing errands (I got an iPhone! Don’t really know how to use it though…) and of course going to a Pure Barre class… No running… oops.

Tonight I’m going for a run and Saturday I made a run date with some friends so I know I’ll get my ten miles in.

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The Big One Before the BIG ONE

Yesterday was my last long run before the marathon! 20 miles!
For me, once I run my 20 mile long run I feel ready.


Sunday morning I woke up around 7:45am took my time, ate breakfast, read Elle magazine enjoyed some coffee and was ready to hit the road at 9am. 


Then I waited around for ten minutes… This is one of the major running downfalls of living  in New York. Your Garmin can never find a satellite! All those tall buildings…The only place my watch finds the satellites fast is  when I’m in Central Park.


There was a breast cancer walk in Central Park Sunday morning so I couldn’t run there. I decided to run by the East River (I think that’s what it’s called). I ran on 1st ave to 34th street and then turned left onto the walkway thing. Then ran all the way to Battery Park – basically to the West Side. Hit the ten mile mark and turned around.

It was a perfect day! No clouds at all. I thought I might even get a sunburn… Didn’t happen – I’m still super pale.


The last three miles were really difficult. I had a water bottle of Gatorade and water that got me through the first ten miles, then at mile 11/12 I took my first and only gel. I definitely needed one more around mile 16. Good to know! I’ll be ready for the marathon 🙂

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Success!

16 miles were completed last night!!!!


I ran the first 11 on my own and then met up with the Flyers Thursday night running group for the last five. Meeting up with them really helped and the last five miles went by fast. Talking with others while running really does distract you from what you’re doing 🙂

My pace for the first 11 miles was between an 8:40 – 9 minute pace and the last five miles were between a 9 – 9:05 minute pace. Nice and easy. And you know what, I’m really not that sore today!

Happy, happy Friday!!!

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I never go outside?

Staten Island Race photos…

Race photos always remind me that I need a tan. BAD. It looks like I never go outside…

Since my weekend is hectic I’m going to try to run as many miles as possible tonight after work… Am I setting myself up for failure??? I don’t know. Lets hope I run at least 15…

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