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?