Off To Philadelphia

Right now I'm on Amtrak to Philadelphia to see a comedy show. I picked up a few snacks for the ride from a new-to-me deli called Speedy's. Sparkling coconut water and a couple things from the salad bar(egg, chicken, mozzarella cheese and lettuce). Hopefully it's delicious!

Earlier today I tried to go for a run but it was just TOO FREAKING HOT. I'm a wimp and I can't run more than 10 feet without water(psychological issues lol) so it ended up being more of a walk/run/death march for 2.8 miles. Note to self: buy a handheld water bottle so you don't die of heatstroke!

On the upside, I did find a sunscreen that works for me. I'm such a baby about getting sunscreen in my eyes and having it burn, but this Aveeno stick was awesome! I got nice and sweaty and my eyeballs weren't on fire – success!

Okay, off to eat my snack and read a little before I arrive in Philly!



WIAW: Making Healthier Restaurant Choices

I’ve been doing a lot better with my sugar intake this week! It’s been a little tough but I’m feeling a lot better(less bloating and stomach issues) so it’s definitely worth it. I have been pretty busy with work lately, which translates into a lot of eating out, but I’ve been trying to make healthier choices.

Peas and Crayons

Here are my eats from yesterday:

Power breakfast egg bowl with steak and avocado from Panera Bread. Unfortunately this was kind of terrible. I didn’t hate it but the steak was cold…so it felt weird eating it with hot eggs. Maybe just too many textures for me or something?


Grilled chicken Cobb salad from Le Pain Quotidien. This is a staple for me, I just love it!


A Quest bar and iced tea for snack time. I think I’m starting to get addicted to these bars!

Dinner at home: roasted chicken legs, broccoli and a random hard boiled egg.

Cherries for dessert!

I also had a few(too many) cups of coffee that managed to escape being photographed throughout the day.

Thanks to Jen for hosting WIAW!

One Mile Run & Weekend Snapshots

Last week I had to get a few stitches on my leg so I haven't been able to work out. Today is the first day I've been able to run so I did a 1 mile jog in the rain. Very slow but getting faster!

Here are a few shots from my Memorial Day weekend:

{A delicious eggplant parm casserole made by my friend J}

{A quick visit to the American Museum of Natural History to see the live butterfly conservatory and the dinos}

{Baby duckies my parents found in their yard and took to the wildlife rescue place}


The Exercise Equivalent of a Cheeseburger?

I read an interesting article in the WSJ today about the dangers of endurance exercise.

Basically it's saying that people who run over 30 miles a week have an “increased vulnerability to atrial fibrillation and coronary-artery plaque” versus non-extreme runners.

Seeing as how I can barely motivate myself to run five miles a week, it doesn't really apply to me, but it's definitely worth reading.


Jameson Best Fest

Last night I was supposed to run a 5k in Prospect Park…..but then I was invited to this concert last minute, so I bailed on the race. There will be plenty of opportunities to run in the park all summer, but only one chance to attend Jameson Best Fest as a VIP with friends.

Instead, I decided to do my own little 5k along the East River after work, before the concert. My legs are STILL SORE from Saturday so it was slow but I'm happy I did it. Going for a run before the concert definitely alleviated some of the guilt over skipping the race.
Plus I got to wear my new Brooklyn Half race tee, which makes me happy. I'm a nerd. Whatever.

After a quick shower I was off to dinner and the concert.

As for the concert, it was really fun! I'm not a huge music person so I didn't know a lot of the people that performed – but I do know Norah Jones and the Black Keys, so it was awesome to see them!

I had never been to the Bowery Ballroom, so it was cool to see that, and we were in a special VIP balcony section with a great view and free Jameson drinks all night.


WIAW: Cutting Out the Sugar

Lately I’ve been eating way too much sugar(bread, donuts, bagels, ice cream) and this week I’m making an effort to cut back on the treats and add more veggies to my diet. As always, thanks to Peas and Crayons¬†for hosting WIAW. Here are my eats from yesterday:

Pre-run: tropical nuun

Breakfast: two fried eggs, iced coffee and some mini Brie

Lunch: a salad from TJ’s, sparkling water and some sugar-free jello

Dinner: garlic chicken sausage, brussel sprouts with bacon, wine, manchego, pecorino romano….the half eaten cookie isn’t mine!