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Foodie Friday: Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

TGIF, friends!  And Happy National Run at Work Day!



I’m heading out shortly to co-lead a run for a company, but first, I want to share my latest Foodie Friday adventure.  My friend and fellow foodie Gabby and I finally crossed off one item on our New York City Bucket List this week: getting pizza at Grimaldi’s!


Its flagship restaurant is situated in DUMBO (district under the Manhattan Bridge overpass, aka Brooklyn), but there’s also a location within Chelsea’s Limelight Marketplace.  This restaurant was on the smaller side (Gabby said it used to be a club back in the day), and it was packed when we arrived around 7:30 p.m.  We immediately ordered a regular pizza (Grimaldi’s doesn’t do slices) with peppers and sausage …


… and devoured every last bite.


Let’s say I was carbo-loading for my 3,000-yard swim and four-mile run the next morning, ha!


Anyway, besides the obvious—it’s pizza, therefore it’s delicious—we really enjoyed the thin crust.  The crust itself tasted crispy, and the sauce worked to soften it a bit in the actual pie.  It gets two thumbs up from me!

What’s your favorite pizza topping?

National Run at Work Day

It’s Friday—TGIF!  And it’s also National Run at Work Day!

In its seventh year, this campaign encourages adults and children to get 30 minutes of exercise each day in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

Company-based wellness programs, human resources departments, running clubs, running events, running shoe stores, teachers, coaches parents, and individuals nationwide are encouraged to plan fun runs and walks around the country with their employers or at local schools … either before work/school, during lunch, or immediately following work/school. RUN@WORK Day also encourages companies to help employees schedule time for physical activity.

Pretty neat, right?  Are you celebrating? (If I had a big-girl job, I totally would!)


Holy cow—take a look at last night’s winner.

I repurposed our leftover local, organic free-range chicken and made a healthified curried chicken salad.  I’ll post the recipe next week; for now, I’ll share two of the no-longer-secret ingredients:  chopped apple and purple grapes.

Workout – Open-Water Swimming

An empty stick of BodyGlide signals a successful triathlon season.

And I ran out on the day of my final OWS no less; couldn’t have planned it better! (I did pick up more when I went to JackRabbit Sports while interviewing and apartment hunting in New York City.) Because yesterday ended up being an unintentional rest day, I wanted to swim one more time before tomorrow’s DeRuyter Lake Triathlon.  For both the Cazenovia and Skinnyman Triathlons, I rested one day before, but this time around, I obviously used my recovery day 48 hours beforehand.  It will be interesting to see if this affects things tomorrow.  Anyway, this morning’s blustery winds created white cap waves, so even though my OWS lasted about 10 minutes, it felt like an hour-long workout. (And there were fisherman nearby puffing away on cigarettes, which contaminated the air—gross!)


A cold workout called for a warm meal, so I whipped up a modified two-ingredient pancake.

Today’s flapjacks included one banana, one egg, one egg white, half a scoop of Jay Robb protein powder, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Topped with PB and frozen blueberries, they hit the spot.

I’m off to test-drive the bike and run courses.  Neither looks too bad, right?

(Times three because it’s three loops.)

Famous last words, though, right?