Next Time, I Won't Sit Out the NYC Marathon
After a little schedule changing this morning, I met Liz at the Javits Center, where the NYC Marathon Expo is being held. It was a little bittersweet for me to walk the floor of the expo for a race I wasn’t running. (I wore a Chicago Marathon t-shirt so that I’d feel more legit.) It was the first time I’d seen Liz since Lindsay’s wedding almost two years ago, and it was...
How Do I Stay So Motivated?
That’s a question I get a lot. I’m not always sure how to answer it, because it usually doesn’t take much thought. I usually just power on through, eating my vegetables, getting my workouts in. But since the marathon, my motivation to stay healthy has been low, while my motivation to blow off workouts in favor of happy hour has been high. My motivation to drink wine and eat bar...
This post was supposed to be about the race I ran this morning. About how I pulled myself out of bed a little earlier on a Friday morning to go up to Central Park and ran 5 miles before work. About how I PRed, running it in less than 45:00, for an 8:xx pace. About how I only had one race to volunteer at and one to run before I was automatically in the NYC Marathon next year. [Updated to add:...
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This afternoon, I braved the chill and the rain to go meet Lacey for lunch at Financier. I saw her this weekend, briefly at Junior League the other night and will see her tonight at Junior League, but we haven’t gotten to chat and catch up. We only work six blocks away from each other, but during a busy workweek, that can feel like miles away. Especially if your office has an epic...
A Rainy NYC Day
Last night, I met up with the lovely Cara for sushi. After all summer commenting on each other’s sushi posts that we needed to get together, we finally did. Her schedule had just cleared with the World Series being over (her job involves baseball, because she’s cool like that) and mine’s been a little clearer since running for almost five hours last month. We went to Sushi on...
Politics and Orange Chicken
What do these two things have in common? They both remind me of D.C., and are both a part of this Tuesday night. The orange chicken and D.C. connection one is an easier one: I ate lots of orange chicken in D.C. Why? Because I loved it, and I had not yet learned portion control (who am I kidding? still working on portion control) or limiting the non-healthy stuff, so I ate it all the time. Panda...
R is for Recovery
[And redemption is spelled R-O-N.] As you know if you’ve read my blog for more than two seconds, I ran the Chicago Marathon last month. There are three kinds of marathon runners: those who vow to never do one again, those who say they’d love to run another…but never sign up for one, and those who already have their next marathon picked out. I’m finishing up the NYRR...
Wanna Be a Wrap Star
I felt a little antsy not posting yet today, but I was BUSY! And…eating similar food. A banana sandwich for breakfast and coconut curry chicken leftovers for dinner. Why was I so busy, other than that whole work thing? I am pretty sure I found an apartment! I went back and looked at it again at lunch and ended up putting in an application on it. I’ll find out later this week if I got...
Best Dinner EVER: Coconut Curry Chicken!
After looking at some pictures on my computer, I was really craving Chinese food. But since I’m trying to spend less money on food, I decided to try to make something. Going back to the all-or-nothing thing, I think sometimes I have a hard time with cooking because of the all-or-nothing mentality. I want to either cook some amazing blog-worthy meal or not cook at all. A simple protein +...
Autumn in New York
I’m honestly Team Summer, but autumn in New York is pretty damn awesome. Still, I just was not feeling today when I woke up. I felt tired and sluggish and like each step required the strength of ten thousand men. Nonetheless, I trudged uptown to continue my apartment search. My lease is up December 15, so I’m trying to find an apartment as soon as possible so I don’t have this...
A Month to Restore Moderation
If Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart can “restore sanity,” then I can restore moderation, no? I’m an all-or-nothing kind of girl. I started running, and I didn’t just dabble in the hobby—I ran a marathon. My apartment is either sparkling clean (which it is right now!) or it is a disaster. For four months, I trained for that marathon, and I eschewed late nights at...
But I still have 94 monkeys to go: Five Annoying... →
94monkeys: Doing more laundry, more often, because of all your sweaty gym clothes. Carrying water bottles everywhere because you love the feeling of being hydrated… and finding bathrooms everywhere you go Having to buy new clothes, and not being able to choose them because you have so many options … YES.