Happy Thursday, everyone! Who’s ready for the weekend? I can’t wait for Friday to arrive—lots of fun and fitness planned. More on that in a second …
The recipe I shared was fairly conservative on the spiciness scale, so I’ll definitely add more Tabasco next time.
I promise there’s some turkey on this Paleo pizza; I went a little heavy on the cheese.
Plus some roasted veggies on the side.
After sleeping in and enjoying two cups of coffee, I experimented in this kitchen and tried to make a protein pancake, but failed miserably. Can’t win ‘em all. I eventually settled on waffles.
And in related news, I’m totally out of nut butter. Grocery shopping must happen today!
Anyway, I’m pumped tomorrow’s Friday because my parents and one of my sisters are coming to visit—and celebrate my birthday! I turn the big 2-3 on Feb. 5, so it will be nice to kickoff the festivities early, especially since Tuesday will be relatively low-key—can’t forget about Wednesday morning’s 5:45 a.m. indoor cycling workout, so it’s safe to say my 22nd birthday shenanigans won’t be replicated.
Homemade cupcakes and Pinot Grigio.
This means I’m officially an adult, huh?
In addition to spending quality time with the fam, I’m also running a race this weekend?
How did my type-A/slightly-ODC self overlook this? Remember when I planned to run the Dash to the Finish Line 5-K, which was ultimately cancelled thanks to Hurricane Sandy? Well New York Road Runners (NYRR) agreed to transfer race registration and gave runners four or five options. Basically, most of these choices were longer races (10-13.1 miles), and although it would be fun to run 10 miles (#runnerd), this distance doesn’t match my training goals. Luckily, the Gridiron 4-miler is more aligned with sprint- and Olympic-distance triathlons—the Nautica South Beach Triathlon actually contains a four-mile run—so I promptly signed up. And obviously forgot about it! Let’s just say this will be an interesting experience: One, I can’t throw a spiral—there’s a “longest throw” contest, which I might conveniently miss—and two, this will be my second time ever running in Central Park, so the hills might kill me. (Ha—I’m so in trouble!) With this in mind, my only goal for this Superbowl Sunday run is to follow the “shorter, shorter, quicker, quicker” approach the entire time (aka this will be a training run.)
Time to head to NYRR for race material pickup!
Have you ever overlooked/forgotten about a race or important event? How did you handle it?