Hey, everyone–I hope you’re having a great Tuesday so far! Don’t forget to vote today!
Chilly, winter-like weather has arrived in New York City, but I can’t complain; Syracuse has already seen its first snowfall of the season. Even without these flurries, I’m having trouble motivating myself to head outside for a bike ride. I might wait until this afternoon and hope it warms up a bit. Good thing my parents are bringing a bike trainer this weekend. Oh, I haven’t mentioned that yet? Yep, my parents and one of my sisters are visiting for a few days—woohoo! It’s been one month since I’ve seen them, and not going to lie, I’m also very happy they’re coming with a trainer.
Speaking of cycling—and by extension, triathloning—I spent yesterday afternoon researching events and identifying races for 2013. At this point, it’s an extremely rough list, but the racing bug bit me hard after I talked with Jessica, Robin, and Valerie on Sunday. These NYC-based triathletes belong to different clubs, but they recommended a lot of the same races in the Tri-State area, including the Rev3 in Middlebury, CT, and Mighty Montauk. (Full Throttle Endurance has its own race calendar, which I scoped out, too.) Because it’s so early, a lot of the triathlons haven’t opened registration yet—or even established a race date for that matter—but I did enter the lottery for the 2013 Aquaphor New York City Triathlon.
Hey, you never know. In its 13th year, this Olympic-distance event (1500m swim, 40-K bike, and 10-K run) lets more than 3,000 triathletes swim the Hudson River, bike along the West Side highway, and run through Central Park. There are several ways to get an early entry/guaranteed spot—if you volunteered in 2012, deferred 2012 entry, secured a 2012 champions club VIP, or placed in the top 3 of your age group/division in 2012—but for the most part, the majority of hopeful entrants will be on equal footing come drawing day on Nov. 12. I really, really hope I get a spot, so I’m crossing my fingers and toes!
After running and strength training yesterday morning, I made an open-faced spinach and egg-white sandwich.
It was my first warm morning meal post-Hurricane Sandy (I’ve been eating bananas and dry cereal), so it tasted extra yummy.
A few hours later, I threw together a salad with spinach, carrots, turkey, and yellow peppers. I topped it with a dash of S&P.
And I completely forgot it was Meatless Monday. Whoops.
Since I spoiled my vegetarian day, I went ahead and baked pesto tilapia for dinner. This is quite possibly the least appetizing picture ever, but it was really good!
Plus roasted mushrooms and red and orange peppers on the side. And, drumroll, please–my first bowl of post-Sandy frozen grapes!
Totally hit the spot!
Have you ever won the lottery? Have you made your 2013 race calendar yet?