Avoiding Nemo

Happy Friday, everyone!  Have anything fun planned for the weekend?  As you might have heard, New York City has issued a blizzard warning in anticipating of Nemo.


I couldn’t resist!  In all seriousness, though, the next 24 hours are all about staying safe and avoiding Nemo.


A bunch of NYC offices closed early today (including mine), and a ton of fitness stores like JackRabbit Sports have cancelled Saturday events.  Even Chelsea Piers has adjusted its hours.


Better safe than sorry, right?


As a former CNYer, I have trouble grasping the fact that 10 inches of snow warrants this amount of precaution—but I do understand the city can’t handle it, and after Hurricane Sandy, I’m not dismissing anything.


I went with an old stand-by for dinner last night—baked salmon with roasted veggies and sweet potatoes.


Lately, I’ve been loving the EVOO, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and basil combination.

Workout #1 – Swimming

You know it’s time trial day when you’re warming up in the pool and minding your own business when Full Throttle Endurance’s head coach suddenly arrives and starts hooting, hollering, and clapping.  Twice.  Before the actual time trial occurred.  My teammates and I decided the head coach didn’t sleep last night due to sheer excitement—ha!  Anyway, the test went OK.  Andrew assigned us a heat (one, two, or three) and lane number, and I made the cut for the first wave.  Each lane contained two swimmers to help us race and push ourselves, so I shared with another girl.  Honestly, I got a little nervous right before the start, but that’s only because Andrew started counting down from 20 seconds á la Hunger Games.  Since it was a 200-yard test, I used the first 50 to find my stroke, progressed to what is probably my race pace for the next 100, and then tried to lay down the hammer for the final 50—and it burned, but in a good way.  I think my time was in the 2:50 ballpark, and I have no idea if that’s a respectable time.  I do know I was the second girl to finish, though!

Workout #2 – Running

After the rest of swimming practice, I headed to the dreadmill for a tempo run.  I couldn’t get into it mentally today and felt really ancy and unsettled; after 15 minutes on the ‘mill, I switched to the indoor track.  Meh—lesser of two evils, I guess.


I made a quick stop at Whole Foods after practice to stock up for Nemo, and I surprisingly restrained myself from the hot food bar!  Anyway, I was ravenous by the time I got back to my apartment, so a two-slice-of-bread breakfast sandwich was in order.


Hit the spot!


Before taking care of some Nemo prep, I made a quick wrap for lunch.


Turkey, spinach, and some cheese.  I always fold it up quesadilla-style to eat, but it looks more photogenic this way, right?

PS – Fitness and Frozen Grapes was featured on Be @ Home’s Best of the Web series!

When you’re stuck indoors due to the weather, what do you do to keep yourself busy?

20 responses to “Avoiding Nemo

  1. I don’t mind being stuck for a couple of days–reading, catching up on blogging, laundry, Hulu, at-home workouts, etc!

  2. 2:50 is an awesome time for a 200 free. You’re going to have a great season; I’m so excited to see it.

    Good luck with the snow. We just have rain here. Boring.

  3. I loved to read when we would have snow/ice days off from school!
    Or organize. I’ve always like to go through old picture tubs and sort them out into years.
    The food looks delicious. Basil is one of my favorite herbs. Can’t get enough fresh basil!

  4. i can’t wait to see some serious picture from the storm. I have to say, cities are being smart by closing everything early so that they can spend more time clearing and not have to worry about people being out and about

    • Exactly. NYC really can’t handle snow–the entire city basically shutdown during the December 2010 blizzard.

  5. They actually closed a lot around central new york as well. We didn’t get too much in Oswego.

    Way to kill it on the 200 free girl! Awesome job!

  6. I take care of chores (laundry, cleaning, etc.), watch movies, and work out using the gym in my building.

    Nice job on that swim!!! I have no idea how it compares, all I know is that it seems super speedy to me!

    • You read my mind, Jen–lots of laundry, cleaning, and reading today for sure. 🙂 I’m watching the news now, and they’re advising everyone not to leave their homes/apartments.

  7. I always use that time to relax or get things done (such as laundry and cleaning). Have fun with the storm!

  8. Stay safe and warm! I have a feeling in just might be a “re-watch Downton Abbey” day 😉

  9. Great job at your time trial, Carrie! That’s a pretty good time 🙂

    We were inside on Friday night, so we just did Jillian Michaels. We usually go to the gym but I didn’t feel like driving in the roads any later than I had to. They were bad enough as it was!

  10. YUMM your meals look delicious! I think that is one of my favorite things about a day in and cozied up inside. Taking more time to make good meals! I blog when I am stuck inside! :))

  11. AH! It cut me off, I am not “ma”, I’m “maggie” hehe

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