TGIF, friends! It’s been a whirlwind week over here filled with working and working out—as per usual. Yesterday morning, a few teammates and I made the 50-minute drive to Chelsea Piers Connecticut to swim in the long-course, 50-yard pool. (Ours has been closed for the past two weeks for cleaning and repairing, but on the bright side, it will reopen this weekend.) Holy cow—it was so, so cool! Even though I was a bit worried about my swimming endurance (between logging zero pool time in the past 14 days and hitting a long-course one for the first time), the workout went well. Swimming for 50 yards instead of 25 allowed me to get into a rhythm much easier, pick up speed, and make adjustments to my stroke because I didn’t arrive at the wall immediately. Plus, it made the sets go by faster!
Anyway, you’ve probably seen these photo dump posts circulating the web, and since I have some random pictures to share, the timing seems perfect.
Chocolate cherry protein smoothie
After getting home from my weekend bike rides (woohoo for Operation: Go Long), I always whip up a protein smoothie so I don’t eat everything in my apartment. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with frozen cherries and chocolate protein powder. Mmmm!
Throwback Thursday college ID
A few Thursdays ago, I shared this throwback of my old college ID on Instagram; it’s the most “liked” photo by a landslide. Believe it or not, this headshot is actually my high school senior portrait.
Saucony for the win
Yep, professional triathlete Linsey Corbin and I run in the exact same shoe—the Saucony (neon) Ride 6.
And those would be Kinvaras, aka my racing shoe. No big deal.
Battle of Brooklyn
So my running store hosts its annual race—the Battle of Brooklyn 10 miler—every August, and relay teams of three can also participate. Between our four locations, there’s a friendly inter-store relay competition, and my store won! This homemade trophy is so JRab.
Why I love my job: I went to at a local community college yesterday for their kick-off carnival and spent a few hours talking to students about running (and fitness and maintaining healthy habits in college). A lot of them seemed very receptive, so hopefully a few will come to our social runs.
Biking tan lines
Whoops, I totally forgot sunscreen. #Triathleteproblems
Have a great weekend, friends!