It’s Greek to Me, I’m a Winner, and other randomness

Phew! What a title! Before I write a blog post I always go through my pics on my phone and email them to myself- well I emailed myself 31 pics, here goes a fun picture filled post with updates since Wednesday!

Thursday

Woke up and in my head I decided I wanted to run 7 miles. Not sure why 7, but that’s what I wanted. Fueled with a Quest Bar and look at this nasty apple:

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I was SO mad, had to get another one.

7 miles with a total of 96 miles for July. Holla!

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During this run my right quad hurt which has never happened and so did some other things so I realized that these sneaks are ready for retirement. (more to that in a few)

I went to the gym to stretch and foam roll. I used this stretch area for the first time and I am glad I did:

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My quad really bothered me after that run so this helped (along with ice and a ton of foam rolling the next day).

After that I had a fun adventure in Brooklyn and Manhattan with my friend!

First we headed to Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn to go to this Doughnut shop called “Dough.”

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My friend really wanted to try them so I figured why not. I am not a huge doughnut person because they make my tummy hurt but I decided to YOLO:

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I got the Salted Chocolate Caramel and ate the whole thing, hello being RUNgry haha. It totally took me back to the days when my dad would get bagels for the fam on Saturdays and Sundays from the bakery and I always got a chocolate doughnut instead. πŸ™‚ I do have to say although it was good, my stomach literally hurt til bedtime. Fried heavy foods just don’t sit well with me. :-/

After that we headed to the restaurant my friend works at because she needed to pick something up. Since we brought doughnuts to the crew there, we got a free salad!

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Kale with almond slivers, quinoa and mango, with guacamole. Perfect and light lunch after devouring a giant doughnut.

We then headed back into Manhattan and went to Soho.

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I took some touristy pics haha.

The reason we went to Soho was so I could head to Warby Parker for new glasses! Stay tuned for a pic of what they look like! They were only $95, I was so excited- the last time I got new classes was 5 years ago and I think they were like $300.

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We had a great adventure that day! It is fun to be a tourist in NYC!

Friday

I was very excited to find out that I won an Instagram contest through Fleet Feet in Hoboken so I headed there to pick up my prize!!!

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A polar swag bag filled with a Mizuno Shirt, Running Socks, Foot Massager, Sports Tape, Gus and Chomps! I will be sure to give you an update on the taste/work of all the different fuels as I try them!

I also baked for my friend’s birthday. I made these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. I used whole wheat flour and I think that’s why they tasted more on the healthy side. But it was the thought that counts, right?

Step 1:

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Step 2:

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Voila:

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I then headed to the city to celebrate my friend’s birthday by going to Body Pump and Spin!

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I increased my squat weight and felt that walking home and this morning! Woot!

After Body Pump and Spin we had a delicious homemade Italian dinner cooked by his boyfriend!

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Garlic Bread

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Caprese Skewers

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Stuffed/baked clams- yes he stuffed them himself.

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Homemade Bolognese with wide rigatoni that he bought at Eataly. SO FREAKING GOOD!

It was so fun toΒ mangiaΒ after a fun sweaty night of exercise!

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Snapped a pic on the walk home πŸ™‚

Today

Since I am doing my Long Run tomorrow with Jen (such a good plan- legs need a rest) I headed to yoga at the uptown gym and it was awesome- so necessary once a week. I had never taken yoga uptown and the studio they have in the gym is sooo nice. I wanted to take a picture haha but it didn’t happen.

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I did get a locker room selfie in my new Mizuno shirt πŸ™‚

After yoga I stumbled upon a Farmer’s Market!

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I got a green squash, cucumber and some nectarines. I had a nectarine for a snack this afternoon and it was sooo fresh and delicious.

For lunch I had this left over “unstuffed cabbage” that my friend gave me to try that was sitting in my freezer and needed to be eaten soon.

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Plus a side salad and some squash. I love veggies πŸ™‚

I then decided since it was a cloudy day why not try my hand at doing my weekly meal prep here in my apartment. I went to the TJs that’s about 20 minutes away and then came home and got to work. I had envisioned a Greek menu for this week and was super excited to cook it!

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I made a homemade Tatziki Sauce (on the left) with the cucumber from the Farmer’s Market, a Fage Greek Yogurt, Dill, some salt and pepper, and some lemon juice. I then mixed it in with TJs broccoli slaw and threw in some raisins for a yummy salad this week!

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Greek Meatballs- just ground turkey, cinnamon, dill, mint, salt and pepper with an egg and almond flour.

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Cold Quinoa Salad- with sliced black olives, feta cheese and some olive oil.

I thought up this whole meal in my head! I am looking forward to enjoying it this week!!

After my meal prep I headed to the running store to invest in new sneaks:

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Brooks Glycerin 12s, cannot wait to run in them tomorrow!

PHEW! What a post! No wonder I am planning to relax on my couch on a Saturday night. It has been a busy but awesome few days!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of this weekend!

 

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