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Weekend Wrap Up

This weekend was nice and relaxing. 

Saturday I went to brunch with some of my friends from the Junior League. It’s always nice to have an afternoon with the girls. We’re already planning the next brunch and a trip to Atlantic City! It’s crazy how much more time you have once you don’t have to train for a marathon!

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Sunday was filled with errands and cleaning. I’m terrible at cleaning during the week so on Sundays I go crazy with cleaning. 

This weekend Ryan and I decided we really need to eat healthier. If you want to join us in healthy eating, enter my giveaway!  The Wildway granola is amazing. We’ve had it for breakfast both Saturday and Sunday… and I might have had it for a snack too.

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Starting the Weekend Right

It was a verrry busy week at work and I had no time to write! I’m so happy it’s the weekend! Ryan and I always try to sleep in and have a healthy breakfast to start the weekend right.

This morning we tried a new granola that is AMAZING. It’s super fresh and tasty (and dairy and gluten free!!!). I might be a little obsessed with it. We mix it with greek yogurt and put honey on top. Ryan is very picky about granola and he loved it too.

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Because our little household loves WildWay granola so much we’re going to give away a bag for you to try!!! Check out their web site here.

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To enter, just like them on Facebook and comment below about something fun you’re doing this weekend!

Contest will end Tuesday, November 19th 🙂

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NYC Marathon Weekend

This past weekend was FULL of marathon festivities. I had so much fun Friday night with Ryan and a bunch of other running nerds. First I stopped by my work’s marathon pasta dinner in hopes of meeting Shalane Flanagan. And I did! I tried to act really cool and be like… Oh you live in Oregon, right? Oh that’s so cool, I’m from there… She was really nice and she too looooves the West Coast. 

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Then Ryan and I headed to the Runner’s World magazine party. I went to the party two years ago and knew we had to go again this year.

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There are so many awesome people who go to the party and the food is amazing. The sushi might be the best part of the whole party. They also introduced The November Project which looked pretty awesome. One of the founders spoke and he was really funny. More info here.

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Saturday we hit up the expo. I always get really weird at expos. I’m not sure if it’s nerves or all of the people but I never stay long.

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There were some really cool booths. I always love what Brooks comes up with. Their fitting room was hilarious.

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I was also surprised to see some really high-tech running clothes at the expo. I have never seen a light up running jacket, have you??? I’m now kind of sad I didn’t buy it. I could have looked like an astronaut!

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I’m going to do a race recap tomorrow!

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Marathon Celebrations

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You guys it’s here… Two more days! Ahhhh! It’s finally here! I really hope running the NYC marathon is a wonderful experience. I’ve only heard good things, so I’m pretty it’s going to be a blast.

My weekend is filled with fun marathon celebrations.
Tonight my work is having a Marathon Pasta dinner and Shalane Flanagan is the guest speaker! I hope I get to meet her! I think she’s so awesome. And then I’m going to the Runners World magazine marathon party. I can’t wait! I’m such a running nerd.
Then, on Saturday Ryan and I are going to the expo to pick up my racing packet.
After that – relaxing and eating carbs. And lotsss of sleep.

Oh! And my bib number is 17720 if you want to follow me during the race!!!

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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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Staycation

This weekend Ryan and I had a staycation and got a lot of errands done. 
We hit up Costco – my favorite place, Ryan’s least favorite. I don’t know why I love Costco so much, but I do.

photo-1 One thing that is difficult is getting our groceries back to our apartment… We use a cart but one time we forgot it and it was the longest, arm killing walk Ryan and I have ever had. Living in New York City is so different from living in a suburban town.

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I miss driving places and not worrying if I’ll be able to carry everything I buy back home. Ryan’s good at “driving” the cart though, so that’s a plus.

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After grocery shopping Ryan wanted to workout and I convinced him to try one of my Pure Barre DVDS with me. He now realizes how hard Pure Barre is and why I’m so tired when I get back from the classes. I’m pretty sure he’s still sore today.

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Dinner was another amazing meal made by Ryan. He is so good at cooking, it’s crazy. He made chicken parm with egg pasta and sautéed spinach. As we ate dinner we watched the Oregon Ducks game. (they won, of course!!!)

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It was the perfect low key night before my Sunday long run.

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Fall Fun – But No Run

This past weekend was so much fun, but I’m afraid I’m on the brink of getting sick. AGAIN. Both Ryan and I woke up Sunday morning with sore throats. I’m getting really tired of feeling great one week and then feeling sick the next. I’m not even training that much! I’ve haven’t been able to! Any way. Friday and Saturday were really fun. We had a great time doing “fall” activities.

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I love everything to do with fall. I was the girl at Pier 1 Imports in August buying Fall/Halloween stuff. They have amazing stuff there. And the scented candles there. I’m in love with them.

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After the pumpkin patch it was carving time. 

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There’s a haunted house, Keith Urban, Yankees, and Mickey and Minnie. I carved the haunted house one. It was really difficult, but I LOVE how it turned out!

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On Sunday Ryan and I headed back to Queens. The way we go is part of the New York Marathon Route which got me really excited. Even though I’m not “fully trained” for the marathon I am so excited. This is going to be an amazing experience. I’m told the crowds are amazing and really lift you up. 

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I can’t wait! And tomorrow I get to hang out with someone really awesome!!! 🙂

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Weekend Fun

This past weekend was SO MUCH FUN. Friday we went to dinner to try out a restaurant in our new “hood”. On Saturday we had a picnic in Central Park and took a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  AND I got a long run in on Sunday. I’m still pretty amazed.

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Ryan even surprised me with a picnic basket! Love it!

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The MET is one of my favorite places in New York. You can never see all of it and there’s so many cool rooms to explore. And they always have awesome new exhibits rotating through.

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If you ever go to the MET go to the roof! The views are amazing and they have a bar 🙂

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Ryan and I aren’t the biggest fans of modern art… See below…

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My long run on Sunday was a 16 mile long training run. The New York Flyers are the official pacers of the NYRR Long Training Run for the New York City Marathon. This is one of my favorite Flyers events.

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You complete a long run and meet some pretty cool people. Running is always fun when you get to talk to people. The miles just fly by. I’m getting very excited for the marathon!

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My training consists of running races…

The past two weekends I’ve run races and haven’t done a true long run. Not good. I’m pacing a long run this coming weekend – 16 miles. The last time I ran 16 miles was during the Eugene Marathon. Oops.

On Saturday I raced in a 5k on Roosevelt Island. It was a beautiful morning and the course was flat. The only downside – the last mile you were the sun was beating down on you and there was no shade. I’m not good in the sun. It slowed me waaaay down.

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This race was the Laurie Harris 5k which was put on my my team – The New York Flyers. The race raised $12,000 towards cancer research. Pretty awesome, right?!

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It was the perfect way to start the weekend. And I even got some sun! I’m actually a little tan.

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Eugene Marathon

All I can say is that I love the Eugene Marathon. I had so much fun! The course was great, so pretty and for the most part – flat.

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The expo wasn’t too big and we were able get through it pretty quick. I also put this awesome magnet for the fridge. I’m pretty sure Ryan is going to love it…

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The morning of the race went really well. I had set my race outfit the night before so there was no stress.

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My only complaint was the bathrooms at the start. It was pure chaos… Thankfully Chloe found a short line and we made it with 5 minutes before the start of the race! (great job Chloe!)

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I finished the race in 3:40:59. I still can’t believe my average pace was 8:26 per mile. That is crazy to me! How’d I do that?! I had great support and was so happy to see family and friends along to course. The coolest thing to me is that I felt great after the race. I didn’t feel the need to take a nap – totally different from how I felt after the Portland Marathon.

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After the race my parents and I went to the University of Oregon Museum and then an early dinner at the Excelsior Inn. 

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And on Monday I received a surprise treat from Ryan!!! Edible Arrangements is really good.

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Now on to – moving, the Brooklyn half-marathon, a wedding (yay Elena!) and then a trip to Costa Rica. So busy … all the time!

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