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Foodie Friday – Smorgasburg and Madison Square Eats

Happy Friday, friends!  We made it to the weekend!

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Along with the MuckFest MS Mud Run card my aunt and uncle sent yesterday, they also passed along a CD of race photos.  I love this one!

Since the blog has lacked food photos lately, I thought I’d share a few noteworthy eats from the past week, starting with Sunday’s trip to Smorgasburg in Brooklyn.

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It’s highly possible the maple bacon on a stick happened.  And it may have been absolutely delicious.

Anyway, Sara and I spent the afternoon grazing and hanging out, and I tried South Indian food for the first time.

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I ordered a Masala Dosa, which tasted like a rice pancake and packed a nice kick thanks to the spicy potatoes.

And last night, I went to Madison Square Eats with some teammates.

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Situated in Madison Square Park near the Flatiron Building, this outdoor market showcases 28 of New York City’s most popular restaurants—think things like Korean BBQ, comfort food, gourmet Mexican street food.

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My evening of eating started with a margarita and—wait for it—a lobster BLT from Red Hook Lobster Pound.

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Disclaimer:  The margarita came from a different vendor.

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Lots of flavors worked together—lobster, bacon, chipotle mustard—and this was easily the best BLT of any kind I’ve had in my entire life.

Rounds two and three included a chipotle pork taco from Calexico and hazelnut and tiramisu gelato from Eataly, and unfortunately, both went undocumented.  Eh, you win some, you lose some.

And on a semi-related note, I spent this morning making my staples:  sweet potatoes wedges and spicy black bean quinoa.

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Have a great weekend!

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently?

Write It Down, Do It Up – Week of May 12

“What day is today?”

“Today is Mother’s Day!”

Yes, I’m 23 years old and still make Full House references.  The show is applicable to everything.  Plus, John Stamos.  End of discussion.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there!

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And a little fun from this afternoon’s Smorgasburg visit.

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Now it’s time to switch gears and talk workouts.  A bunch of my Full Throttle Endurance teammates and coaches are off biking in Italy this week—yes, really—so there are no official organized team workouts until Wednesday morning.  However, a few of the non-Italy goers made plans to link up, so I’ll be running and biking with teammates Monday and Tuesday.  Here’s this week’s edition of Write It Down, Do It Up!

(If you’re new to WIDDIU, here’s how it works:  Every Sunday evening, I post my workout schedule for the week, and I invite you to do the same.  This way, we can motivate each other and hold ourselves accountable.  Sounds like a win-win, right?)

Monday – a.m. run; a.m. strength train

Tuesday – a.m. bike; a.m. strength train

Wednesday – a.m. brick workout with Full Throttle Endurance (FTE)—indoor cycling and running off the bike

Thursday – a.m. bike; a.m. run

Friday – a.m. swim with FTE

Saturday – a.m. swim with FTE

Sunday – a.m. easy bike or off

How did your workouts go this week?  Did you do anything fun for Mother’s Day?

Write It Down, Do It Up – Week of Nov. 18

Hey, hey—Happy Sunday!  Did you do anything fun this weekend?  Yesterday, I went to Smorgasburg, a Brooklyn-based food flea market, with my friends Meg and Sarah.

Holy cow—between a chicken sandwich, bowl of pho, and an oh-em-gee delicious red velvet brownie, I nearly died and went to foodie heaven.

This was the last event of the year, and I’m already looking forward to visiting once spring arrives.

Anyway, on to this week’s workouts.  With an 8-K Thanksgiving Turkey Trot as my main priority, I won’t be swimming or biking before Thursday.  After Thanksgiving, I plan to resume normal sweat sessions—less intense runs, plus swimming and biking.  Even though I have a temporary membership to the YMCA here in New York City, I’ve received conflicting information as to whether I’ll have access to my hometown Y when I’m back in Central New York.  Obviously, going there for swimming and indoor spinning would be easiest logistically speaking, but worst-case scenario, I can buy swim tickets for a pool nearby.  There’s the option of hitting up CNY Triathlon Club’s winter training facility (WTF) for bike workouts.  So basically, I’ll have lots of options for off-season triathlon training while I’m home, which is awesome.  On that note, it’s time for Write It Down, Do It Up!

(If you’re new to WIDDIU, here’s how it works:  Every Sunday evening, I’ll post my workout schedule for the week, and I invite you to do the same.  This way, we can motivate each other and hold ourselves accountable.  Sounds like a win-win, right?)

Monday – run; strength train

Tuesday – off

Wednesday – shakeout run

Thursday – 3rd Annual F-M Turkey Trot

Friday – swim

Saturday – bike with CNY Triathlon Club at WTF

Sunday – swim; run; strength train

Are you doing a turkey trot this Thanksgiving?