Enjoying every minute of this rest day

Happy Sunday!

Before I get into my “rest day” let me recap on the rest of the week!

I forgot to share this picture in my last post:

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Idk why but I truly LOVE Quick Chek iced coffee. This was with soy milk and it was ah-mazing.

Thursday-ย Awesome PT session and core work.

Friday- 20 minute HIIT, shoulders, forearms, core, and leg workouts from PT.

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Who am I? All my fitness gear that I carry around with me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Saturday- 7 MILE RUN!!

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A little pain in the beginning but every time I made myself more aware of my core, the pain went away. My PT said I am the classic case of under utilization of the right muscles and over utilization of the wrong muscles. My knee was a little swollen that night so I made sure to ice, but I didn’t have any pain.

After long run food is always the best:

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After my long run I headed to TJs for my weekly haul.

This week’s meal was completely thought up while taking a shower ๐Ÿ™‚ haha best place to think

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Shredded chicken with a vegetable medley on top. To make the chicken just put chicken breasts in water with salt, pepper, a whole carrot ( you can cut it in half) and half a large onion (no need to peel or anything). After it is cooked through let it cool a little then with your hands or a fork just shred! Super easy, moist, and delicious. The veggie medley has, the other half of the onion, mushrooms, corn, mini zucchini, black beans, a pepper, and crushed tomatoes. Just saute in a pan all together!

I put it on a TJs Middle Eastern Flatbread with laughing cow cheese and some TJs guac hummus- SOOO GOOD!

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I also cooked some sweet potatoes- so I plan on putting this on them this week too. My avocado became ripe today, so I cut that up and will def put it on this!

After that I met up at my friend’s family party for a bit but had to leave early. Everyone asked why I was leaving and I was like well I have to go to bed. haha because…

Today was my volunteering opportunity at the NYC Half!

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I actually decided to set a 2:50 am alarm too and it was perfect because my roomie accidentally walked into my room at 2:45 am haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ perfect timing!

I went to bed at 7 but probably didn’t fall asleep until 8, which really was not that bad.

I woke right up after the roomie came in so I got in the shower, then coffeed and breakfasted

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TJs strawberry greek yogurt, TJs raisin bran, and banana and extra raisins. This was perfect and filling and held me over for hours.

I took the 4:08 Path train so I left my apartment around 3:45. I got my check-in for Course Marshall a half hour early at 5:30.

While waiting around I enjoyed some coffee, I brought my travel mug as they suggested and I met a guy who ended up being a running coach! We stuck together the whole shift! He gave me some tips throughout the day and gave me his card. I plan on contacting him and I am going to really consider getting some coaching even just for a little bit (I know it is probably $$$) but so worth it.

My crew at the 12,000 corral was awesome! We greeted everyone and wished them luck! I saw two guys I went to HS with so random- it is so cool to see how many runners there are. After our corral went off we cleaned up all the pre-race clothes to donate and all the garbage along the corral. A lot of GU wrappers- I need to maybe experiment soon.

By the end of my shift around 9, we headed back to get our shirts and warm up just a tiny bit with some hot chocolate in the Professional Athletes tents. They athletes were gone but their bagels and fruit weren’t. Haha I wanted to grab something but I could not feel my feet or hands. When I headed to the subway it was quite difficult refilling my Metro Card with no feeling in my hands. haha. But the funny thing is I really didn’t care. Meeting the running coach who has run many marathons and two Ironmen, talking with my group who has run the NYC Marathon a few times, seeing ALL the runners- it was just a fun and inspiring day. I really love being surrounded by the energy of runners. It is so inspirational.

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I came home made tea and hot oatmeal and then fell asleep until 1:30pm.

I have been in bed ALL day. I have even been snacking in my bed. I think dinner will be in bed as well.

Like I said- enjoying every minute of this rest day!

Congrats to all the NYC Half Marathoners!

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